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A place of diversity and change : gender, space and agency in a South Korean marketplace area

Noritake, Ayami


This thesis examines the relationship between economic development, urban spatial processes, and working-class women's agency and placemaking through ethnographic research. It explores the lives of female street entrepreneurs and dressmakers in the Tongdaemun Shijang (market) area in Seoul, South Korea. Recent redevelopment of the Tongdaemun Shijang area discriminates against these women, enacting dominant assumptions that they are "older married women" and "mothers" who are economically...[Show more]

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