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[Ph.D. Dissertation] Wonkwang Jo: The Social Construction of Medical Knowledge and Health Behavior The Social Construction of Medical Knowledge and Health Behavior : using topic modeling on abstracts of breast cancer research and posts from online breast cancer patient forums Author: Jo, Wonkwang (Lecturer, Seoul National University/ Ph.D. Sociology) ** This is a brief summary of his Ph. D. Dissertation This paper seeks to study the process of the social construction of medical knowledge and ..
[M.A. Thesis] Minseo Cho: Social Politics of Unemployment and Cash Transfer; Focusing on the Case of Seoul Youth Allowance (2019) * This paper is a Master’s thesis for the Department of Sociology at Seoul National University. This study analyzes the process of social politics regarding the social question of unemployment, focusing on institutional change of the Seoul City Youth Allowance (YA). Since the financial crisis in South Korea in 1997, unemployment has been a chronic social problem in the form of youth unemployment..
[Ph.D. Dissertation] Sora Kim: Study on the Creation and Transformation of South Korean Policies for Sexual Media Regulation Since 1987 Author: Sora Kim (Lecturer, Soongsil University) (This is a brief summary of her Ph.D. dissertation) Since the late 1980s, alongside the rise of various forms of media and a growing interest in bodies and sexuality, the question of how to deal with issues related to sexual media, particularly pornography, has become a pressing social problem. The areas of societal conflict and tension regarding ..
[Ph.D. Dissertation] Deokhwa Hong: The Formation and Transformation of the Nuclear Industry in Korea Author: Deokhwa Hong (Assistant Professor, Chungbuk National University) * This is a brief summary of his Ph.D dissertation (2016) titled "The Formation and Transformation of the Nuclear Industry in Korea: Focusing on the Industrial Structure and the Modes of Regulation of the Nuclear Power Plant Sociotechnical Regime, 1967-2010." This study analyzes the formative and transformative processes of..
[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..