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Laying claim to the memory of May : a look back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising, Linda S. Lewis

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Laying claim to the memory of May : a look back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising
Title
Laying claim to the memory of May
Title remainder
a look back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising
Statement of responsibility
Linda S. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Kwangju Uprising -- "Korea's Tiananmen"--Is one of the most important political events in late twentieth-century Korean history. What began as a peaceful demonstration against the imposition of military rule in the southwestern city of Kwangju in May 1980 turned into a bloody people's revolt. In the two decades since, memories of the Kwangju Uprising have lived on, assuming symbolic importance in the Korean democracy movement, underlying the rise in anti-American sentiment in South Korea, and shaping the nation's transition to a civil society. Nonetheless it remains a contested event, the subject still of controversy, confusion, international debate, and competing claims. As one of the few Western eyewitnesses to the Uprising, Linda Lewis is uniquely positioned to write about the event. In this innovative work on commemoration politics, social representation, and memory, Lewis draws on her fieldwork notes from May 1980, writings from the 1980s, and ethnographic research she conducted in the late 1990s on the memorialization of Kwangju and its relationship to changes in the national political culture. Throughout, the chronological organization of the text is crisscrossed with commentary that provocatively disrupts the narrative flow and engages the reader in the reflexive process of remembering Kwangju over two decades. Highly original in its method and approach, Laying Claim to the Memory of May situates this seminal event in a broad historical and scholarly context. The result is not only the definitive history of the Kwangju Uprising, but also a sweeping overview of Korean studies over the last few decades
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Lewis, Linda Sue
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hawaiʻi studies on Korea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kwangju Uprising (Kwangju-si, Korea : 1980)
  • Kwangju Uprising, Kwangju-si, Korea, 1980
  • Korea (South)
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Korea
  • Korea (South)
Label
Laying claim to the memory of May : a look back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising, Linda S. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II
  • City of Light/City of Outlaws
  • Truth Telling in the Fifth Republic
  • pt. III
  • Commemorating Kwangju: From Lamentation To Celebration
  • Kwangju in the 1990s
  • Construction of Memory and the 5.18 Movement: An Overview
  • Making Martyrs and Patriotic Heroes: Direct Victims' Groups and the Legitimation of 5.18
  • Uprising as Civic Asset: New Citizens' Groups and the Reimaging of Kwangju
  • What Is the "Kwangju Spirit"?
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Remembering Kwangju in Post-Minjung Korea
  • pt. I
  • Kwangju, 1980: A Narrative Account
  • 5.18 Begins: Violence and Confusion on the City's Streets
  • "Righteous" Rebellion: Citizens Fight Back
  • Democracy in Action: The Days of "Free Kwangju"
  • Popular Hopes Crushed: The Army Retakes the City
  • "Kwangju Continues": The Summer of 1980 and Beyond
Control code
ocm52763833
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824825430
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62thwz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52763833
Label
Laying claim to the memory of May : a look back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising, Linda S. Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II
  • City of Light/City of Outlaws
  • Truth Telling in the Fifth Republic
  • pt. III
  • Commemorating Kwangju: From Lamentation To Celebration
  • Kwangju in the 1990s
  • Construction of Memory and the 5.18 Movement: An Overview
  • Making Martyrs and Patriotic Heroes: Direct Victims' Groups and the Legitimation of 5.18
  • Uprising as Civic Asset: New Citizens' Groups and the Reimaging of Kwangju
  • What Is the "Kwangju Spirit"?
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Remembering Kwangju in Post-Minjung Korea
  • pt. I
  • Kwangju, 1980: A Narrative Account
  • 5.18 Begins: Violence and Confusion on the City's Streets
  • "Righteous" Rebellion: Citizens Fight Back
  • Democracy in Action: The Days of "Free Kwangju"
  • Popular Hopes Crushed: The Army Retakes the City
  • "Kwangju Continues": The Summer of 1980 and Beyond
Control code
ocm52763833
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824825430
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62thwz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52763833

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