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Thinking Modernity and the Trans-Rolling of Things: Material Culture of “Modeon Geol” and Modern Sense in the 1930s

Namhee Park 1

1서울과학기술대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is a challenge to keep Modeon Geol’s track of modern sense as things and consciousnes in colonial Korea. It doesn’t discuss to ‘Modernity without the assumption that the reason for the rolling-trans of the modern world and things. And It seek to Korean method and thought of modern culture as city as Kyeongsung(Seoul) in 1930s through the symbol of Modeon Geol. The awareness of modernity and the modern sense of the embodied process through a series of circumstances had been stimulated by the substance, rather than reason. Above all, this paper is not a bar to party dealing with modernity, it focuses on that subject and object recognition to modernity. So, first I examines the ambivalent sentiment of modern and Modeon Geol as performative subjects of the modern landscapein colonial Korea. Then it focus to Modan Girl’s two spaces, namely, a modern things Space-department store and a modern cultural space-coffee shop(Dabang)’ Cafe. Through material culture and modern sense of Modeon Geol, this paper wants to be read as one of the grounds for our contemporaries.

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