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Stitching the 24-Hour City – Life, Labor, and the Problem of Speed in Seoul - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Stitching the 24-Hour City: Life, Labor, and the Problem of Speed in Seoul

Seo Young Park


This book reveals the intense speed of garment production and everyday life in Dongdaemun, a lively market in Seoul, South Korea. Once the site of uprisings against oppressive working conditions in the 1970s and 1980s, Dongdaemun has now become iconic for its creative economy, nightlife, fast-fashion factories, and shopping plazas. The book follows the work of people who witnessed and experienced the rapidly changing marketplace from the inside. Through this approach, it examines the meanings and politics of work in one of the world's most vibrant and dynamic global urban marketplaces. In doin ... More

Keywords: Dongdaemun, garment production, Seoul, urban marketplace, global marketplaces, garment designers, fast-fashion production, fast fashion, labor market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501754265
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501754265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seo Young Park, author
Scripps College

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