Porous Modernity: Overcoming Modernity in the Age of Globalization



The issue of modernity has been broadly discussed, particularly since the spread of cultural influence from the European great powers to the peripheral areas. In the past, Western modernity oppressed the diverse differences in locality, gender, and generation. What matters now is to recognize the changeability, rather than the origins, of modernity, which we intend to observe in the historical and cultural processes of modernization in pre-modern and modern Korea. Indeed, we need to imagine how a modernity exists; it premises the dichotomy of center and periphery, yet with its blurring relationship, it repeatedly negates and maintains itself so as to be highlighted through its new value. Here, what is called porous modernity arises.


Western World Korean Society National Society Korean People Western Modernity 
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  1. 1.College of Liberal ArtsBusan University of Foreign StudiesBusanKorea (Republic of)

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