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By Robert Oppenheim

ISBN-10: 0472050303

ISBN-13: 9780472050307

ISBN-10: 0472070304

ISBN-13: 9780472070305

Kyongju is South Korea's preeminent "culture city," an city web site wealthy with archaeological wonders that citizens evaluate to these of Nara, Xian, and Rome. by means of interpreting those old items in terms of the controversies that engulfed South Korea's high-speed railway line whilst it used to be first proposed within the Nineties, Kyongju issues deals a grounded and theoretically subtle account of South Korean improvement and citizenship within the final area of the 20th century. Its sensitivity to problems with position, wisdom, and cultural historical past and its cutting edge use of community idea might be of curiosity to a variety of students in anthropology, Asian experiences, the background of technological know-how and expertise, cultural geography, city making plans, and political science.Robert Oppenheim is Assistant Professor of Asian stories on the collage of Texas at Austin."A story of South Korea's new politics concerning antiquarians, weekend hikers, activists, and marketers, advised with wit and theoretical sophistication."---Laurel Kendall, Curator, department of Anthropology, American Museum of ordinary History"In Kyongju issues, Robert Oppenheim employs an cutting edge theoretical mixture to insightfully remove darkness from the interactions of organisation and items within the making of a 'place.'"---Roger L. Janelli, Professor Emeritus, division of East Asian Languages and Cultures and division of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University"Kyongju issues is in charge, pathbreaking, and bold, with a gorgeous and inviting creation . . . Oppenheim calls upon a theoretical software package that enables him to productively re-think position, locality, expertise, issues, and subjectivity in ways in which fairly do problem the prevailing scholarship on South Korea. Kyongju issues will make a touch in Korean studies."---Nancy Abelmann, affiliate Professor of Anthropology, collage of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and writer of Echoes of the prior, Epics of Dissent: A South Korean Social circulate 

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