The History and Research agenda of ISDPR (Institute of Social Development and Political Research) website: www.isdpr.org The Institute of Social Development and Political Research (ISDPR) at Seoul National University (SNU), was founded on August, 31st 1965 by Professor Lee, Hye Young (1925-1979). The ISDPR has a close connection with SNU’s Department of Sociology as Prof. Lee, the founder and the first Director of the ISDPR, was a professor of Sociology. Many professors from the Department o..
[Ph.D. Dissertation] Jungyeon Yi: Urban Modernization and Religion (2018) Author: Jungyeon Yi * This is a brief summary of her Ph.D dissertation titled "Urban Modernization and Religion: Creation of New Downtown in Seoul and the Formation of Megachurch, 1970-80s." This study examines how the explosive expansion of Protestant churches was related to the process of urbanization within Seoul (which now has one of the highest concentrations of megachurches in the world), ..
[M.A. Thesis] Hakjun Kim: Dynamics of Cyber Hate and Effervescence;Focusing on the Korean Internet Community ‘Ilbe-Joejangso’(2014) Author:Hakjun Kim (M.A. in Sociology, Seoul National University) * This paper is a Master’s thesis for the Department of Sociology, Seoul National University. This study analyzes the Internet community, Ilbe-Jeojangso, [Literally translated as “daily best post storage”] (“Ilbe” in this paper), which has recently shocked Korean society because of its particular brand of violence and vulgarity. Th..
Survival, Survivalism, Young Generation from the Viewpoint of the Sociology of the Heart (2015) Author: Hong-Jung Kim (Professor, Department of Sociology, SNU) Source: Korean Journal of Sociology, 49(1), 179-212. In the 21st century, Korean society has witnessed an explosion of discourses regarding the younger generation, given names such as the Sampo Generation, Spoon Class Generation, and 880,000 Won Generation, where they are portrayed as seeking escape from individual struggles rather ..
The Nation, the People, the Citizen (2014) Author: Myoung-kyu Park (Professor, SNU) From 1850 to 1950, when modern elementary concepts were mainly formulated in Korea, the concepts of “the nation”, “the people”, and “the citizen” include complex meanings which reflect a distinct time frame and spatiality in collision with disparate civilization. Min (民, the people) traditionally referred to the unspecialized subjugated class. However, it..
The Impact of Changes in Household Living Arrangements on the Poverty Rate among Elderly People in South Korea(2016) Author: Keong Suk Park (Professor, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University) Mi Seon Kim (PhD. Student, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University) Source: Korean Journal of Sociology, 50(1), 221-253. Decreases in the number of households with elderly parents living with their children and increases in the number of elderly single-person or couple households are the main factor..
The End of Tomorrow? (2018) The End of Tomorrow? Familial Liberalism and Social Reproduction Crisis (in Korean, Jipmundang, 2018) Author: Kyung-sup Chang(Professor, SNU) This book provides a sophisticated analysis of the familism in Korea. The author conceptualizes and theorizes a basic economic and social order of Korea in terms of familial liberalism, and seeks to discover how this order fits with the principles and stra..
Punishing Sexual Violence: the Discourse and Practice of Sexual Violence Policy in the 2000s (2014) Author: Jihyun Choo (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University) Source: Journal of Korean Women's Studies, 30(3), 45-84. I. Introduction 1. Framing the problem Punitiveness, the discourse and practice of focusing on penalties, social isolation, and zero tolerance towards criminals, has been an ongoing trend in criminal policy, including policy related to sexual viol..
Prof. Hyunji Kwon Hyunji Kwon is an associate professor of sociology at Seoul National University since March, 2015 She has graduated from ILR School, Cornell university in 2008 and taught at King's College London from 2009 to 2015. She had worked as a research fellow in Korea Labor In stitute from 2007 to 2009. She moved to Seoul National University in March, 2015. Her research areas are Sociology of Labor, Labo..