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Analysis of Alienation Experiences of Residents in Vulnerable Area: Grounded Theory Approach on Residents’ Alienation by the Cultural Arts Group

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2015, 24(2), pp.111-147
  • DOI : 10.18350/ipaid.2015.24.2.111
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies

Kim, Kyoung-eun 1

1한국학중앙연구원

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ABSTRACT

Cheolam in Taebaek, Gangwon-do, has fallen into a declined mining town due to reduced population and local economic slump since the Coal Industry Rationalization Policy. Since then, Several community-based-organizations have done cultural arts activities. This study discusses from the concern that these activities may cause alienation to the residents. It attempts to be selected 7 residents in Cheolam as research participants and interview to analyze their alienation by Halartec, a cultural arts group. Their experience was analyzed using grounded theory. The results are as follows: [Central phenomenon] is ‘A League of Their Own’. The residents perceive Halartec as an unfamiliar visitor, and the level of the [Central phenomenon] varies according to the properties and dimensions of [Contexts]; “Left behind”, “Cut off neighborhood” and “Exclusive from outside”. Meanwhile, the residents take action of ‘Keeping distance’ as their ‘Communal emotion’ like “Affection to the Town” and “Desire to Contact”. Consequently, the core category of residents’ alienation is “Loneliness”, and they accept the activities of Halartec as the things that have nothing to do with them, led by outsiders. This study suggests that reviewing the aims of the community-basedorganizations and integrating their activities by policies rather than diagnosing local issues and promoting regional development plans based on the powerlessness of the alienated residents.

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