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South Korea's Skilled Workers of the 1970s: Pioneers of Korea's Industralization

Kim, Hyung-A


This study examines the collective role of the first generation of South Korea's skilled work who were initially trained with the state's financial and other support betwen 1972 and 1987. Focussing on their changed image ove rthe past three decades, especially from "Industrial Warriors" in the 1970s through to 1987, to "labor aristocracy" in present-day South Korea, the study analyses the historical significance of their role in South Korea's rapid development. It argues that the collective...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Korean Studies


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