Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Gay Rights Movement in Democratizing Korea

The Gay Rights Movement in Democratizing Korea Abstract: The transition to democracy and the experience of globalization have transformed the ways Korea as a nation defines its national identity. Rising public attention and acceptance of human rights issues have resulted in discernable political changes in the areas of human rights, but sexual minorities are still left outside such positive developments. Building on the existing scholarly literature on gay rights in Korea, this article examines the problems of sexual minorities and their fight against them in the military, mass media, the educational system, and the courts. It also highlights the key points of contention and obstacles to underpinning the current state of sexual minorities and discusses the likely future trajectory of the gay rights movement in Korean society. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Korean Studies University of Hawai'I Press

The Gay Rights Movement in Democratizing Korea

Korean Studies , Volume 32 (1) – Feb 13, 2008

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/the-gay-rights-movement-in-democratizing-korea-ZMhjqg0nVd
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 University of Hawai‘i Press
ISSN
1529-1529
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract: The transition to democracy and the experience of globalization have transformed the ways Korea as a nation defines its national identity. Rising public attention and acceptance of human rights issues have resulted in discernable political changes in the areas of human rights, but sexual minorities are still left outside such positive developments. Building on the existing scholarly literature on gay rights in Korea, this article examines the problems of sexual minorities and their fight against them in the military, mass media, the educational system, and the courts. It also highlights the key points of contention and obstacles to underpinning the current state of sexual minorities and discusses the likely future trajectory of the gay rights movement in Korean society.

Journal

Korean StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 13, 2008

There are no references for this article.