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A Domestic Novel of Middle Class Families and the Imagination of anxiety : Subject to a full-length novel series by Kang shin jae.

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ABSTRACT

Showing a result of the modernization serious in the latter third of 1960s, middle class families were represented as the core for the modernization, ‘Happy house and home’ was an image of symbolic space in which hold the point of conflict for Modernity in Korea and then solving them to appear a contradictions and abuses as well as collective desire lead to the consent of popular for modernization. In such process, a woman was presented as a subject who raising the healthy middle class culture. The middle class woman-housewife was a symbol of a sweet home that was rich materially and healthy morally, and came about the phenomenon of ‘family worship’ as enough to be 'a wise mother and good wife' was being an idea of self-reality for women. This suggested that a modernization project progressed to connect mutually between a modern nation, home and a woman. On the other hand, middle class families were a subject of woman's desire for the private, in which it would be equal and intimate. Getting toward the end of 60s, however, a serial novel that a woman was a reader was made visible doubt of a sweet home. The more a society praised, the higher was to be a tragedy for women's acrifice, and the romantic fantasy for sweet middle class families confused with a shadow of dread. This study tried to see it as the result of desire to seize a secret that contained in modernization, middle class families and femininity rather than a popular and simply restored to an original nature of a common and popular aspect of women's literature subject to a sequence novel by Kang shin jae. It was represented that women's adoration and doubt for gender equality and women's expectation and anxiety for power as presenting successful middle class families to the stage of narration.

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