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The Capitalist Unconscious: From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea

Hyun Ok Park


The unification of North and South Korea is widely considered an unresolved and volatile matter for the global order, but this book argues capital has already unified Korea in a transnational form. As Hyun Ok Park demonstrates, rather than territorial integration and family union, the capitalist unconscious drives the current unification, imagining the capitalist integration of the Korean peninsula and the Korean diaspora as a new democratic moment. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic research in South Korea and China, The Capitalist Unconscious shows how the hegemonic democratic poli ... More

Keywords: capitalist crisis, Korean unification, neoliberal democracy, transnational migration, historical memory, labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171922
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171922.001.0001


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Hyun Ok Park, author

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