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"Femininity without Feminism" Korea's First Woman President and Her Political Leadership

Title
"Femininity without Feminism" Korea's First Woman President and Her Political Leadership
Author
문수현
Keywords
female president; gender politics; female leadership; politics of ideas; politics of presence
Issue Date
2015-06
Publisher
BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
Citation
ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, v. 43, NO 3, Page. 249-272
Abstract
This article contributes to the debate between the merits of the 'politics of presence' versus the 'politics of ideas' by examining the case of the first female Korean president, Park Geun-Hye. On the one hand, Park did not represent 'the ideas' of feminist politics. While her gender identity was widely propagated and accepted, it did not transform into deliberate identity-based politics. On the other hand, she contributed to the elevation of women's social status through various unintended consequences, although Park's 'femininity without feminism' inevitably led to the negligence of gender politics in her government. Indeed, Park's existence, rather than her intention, stimulated the debate on the role and status of women in Korean society and enabled the rise of a number of first females in various sectors. In sum, the 'politics of presence' was triggered even without overt political measures.
URI
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15685314-04303003http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/25924
ISSN
1568-4849; 1568-5314
DOI
10.1163/15685314-04303003
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COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES[S](인문과학대학) > HISTORY(사학과) > Articles
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