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Labor in Modern East Asia from the Perspective of the Representation ofBody Language

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2016, (61), pp.163-192
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : March 31, 2016
  • Accepted : May 3, 2016

yuk, hyun-seung 1 Kiil Kim 2

1고려대학교
2숭실대학교

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ABSTRACT

The space of labor in modern times at first engaged with social changes caused by the influx of Western capitalism and materialism. This study has focused on the period of more than 100 years between 1850 and 1960, which is assumed as an epoch-making era of not only the transition into division of labor and mass production but also a sea change of the labor sector in the wake of industrialization. Differences lie in the conditions under which three East Asian nations imported industrialization as well as in the timing and patterns of the characters – voluntary or involuntary. However, it can be said that, despite the differences of periods, the course of changes in the labor space proceeded in the same and linear direction. This research has extracted a total of 3,941 labor-related Images among 30,001 body languagerelated video data on the labor space of modern East Asia and aims to draw the trend, relationships, and differences as well as the particular problems of the transition of the labor space in the respective nations. Prior to this process, the meaning of the recorded data quantity of the materials will be recorded and interpreted through a quantitative analysis. This study will then collect the materials that show the specialty or the representativeness of the data on labor space and interpret them before getting access to a qualitative analysis.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.