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Beginnings

Joshua D Pilzer

in Hearts of Pine

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199759569
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932306 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759569.003.0002
Beginnings

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The author makes his first visit to the Wednesday demonstration, a protest on behalf of the survivors of the “comfort woman” system, and to the House of Sharing, a rest home and educational center where a small group of survivors live. The chapter introduces the South Korean political movement on behalf of the survivors, and the network of support that sees to their welfare. It discusses the ideologically-loaded and mass-mediated space of the House of Sharing, and the South Korean postcolonial ideologies of sharing and woundedness which shape the environment in which the women live.

Keywords: woundedness; han; sharing culture; house of Sharing; “comfort women grandmothers movement,” social movements; social welfare; rest homes

Chapter.  5686 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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