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100 1  Lee, Yean-Ju,|eauthor 
245 10 Divorce in South Korea :|bdoing gender and the dynamics of
       relationship breakdown /|cYean-Ju Lee 
264  1 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi :|bUniversity of Hawaiʻi Press :|bCenter
       for Korean Studies, University of Hawaiʻi,|c[2020] 
264  4 |c©2020 
300    v, 187 pages :|billustration ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Hawaiʻi studies on Korea 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-175) and 
       index 
505 0  Why do marriages break down? -- Social context -- Men's 
       provider anxiety and self-identity -- Women's 
       contradictory role perceptions -- The extended family: 
       disharmony -- Culpable spouses -- Implications: doing 
       gender 
520    "It may sound logical that individualistic attitudes boost
       divorce. This book argues otherwise. Conservative norms of
       specialized gender roles serve as the root cause of 
       marital dissolution. Those expectations that prescribe 
       what men should do and what women should do help break 
       down marital relationships. Data from South Korea suggest 
       that lingering norms of gendered roles can threaten 
       married persons' self-identity and hence their marriages 
       during the period of rapid structural changes. The 
       existing literature predicting divorce does not 
       conceptually distinguish between the process of 
       relationship breakdown and the act of ending a marriage, 
       implicitly but heavily focusing on the latter while 
       obscuring the former. In contemporary societies, however, 
       the social and economic cost of divorce is sufficiently 
       low, i.e., stigma against divorce is minimal and economic 
       survival after divorce is a nonissue, and leaving a 
       marriage is no longer dictated by one's being liberal or 
       conservative or any particular characteristics. Thus, the 
       right question to ask is not who leaves a marriage but why
       a marriage goes sour to begin with. Practically no 
       previous study on divorce has exclusively theorized the 
       process of relationship breakdown. Not conceptually 
       separating the act of leaving a marriage, previous studies
       addressing the risk factors of divorce have been rather 
       ambiguous about how marital relationships deteriorate 
       enough to result in dissolution. In Korea, a majority of 
       divorces occur through mutual consent of the two spouses 
       without any court procedure, but when one spouse files for
       divorce, the fault-based divorce litigation rules require 
       the court to lay out the entire chronicle of relevant 
       events occurring up to the legal action, often with the 
       help of court investigators. As such, court rulings 
       provide glimpses into the entire marital dynamics, 
       including verbatim exchanged between the spouses. Lee 
       argues that the typical process of relationship breakdown 
       is related to married persons' daily practices of 
       verifying their gendered role identity"--|cProvided by 
       publisher 
650  0 Divorce|zKorea (South) 
650  0 Marriage|zKorea (South)|xPsychological aspects 
650  0 Sex role|zKorea (South) 
650  0 Man-woman relationships|zKorea (South) 
830  0 Hawaiʻi studies on Korea 
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