Bodily regulation and vocational schooling

Authors
Citation
Mk. Cho, Bodily regulation and vocational schooling, GEND EDUC, 12(2), 2000, pp. 149-164
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Education
Journal title
GENDER AND EDUCATION
ISSN journal
0954-0253 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
149 - 164
Database
ISI
SICI code
0954-0253(200006)12:2<149:BRAVS>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
Since the late 1980s, young women in South Korea (hereafter Korea) have had to satisfy certain physical requirements in order to gain low-status cleri cal jobs in larger corporations. This article analyses the impact of these physical requirements on commercial high school education and the subjectiv ity of the female students. The discussion revolves around three main issue s: (1) the socio-economic contexts in which large companies have come to de mand certain physical characteristics of lower status female clerical worke rs; (2) the responses of commercial high schools and female students; and ( 3) the theoretical implications of this study.