Over the Mountains Are Mountains

Korean Peasant Households and Their Adaptations to Rapid Industrialization

Clark W. Sorensen
with a New Foreword by the Author

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  • Published: March 2013
  • Subject Listing: Asian History, Korean Studies
  • Bibliographic information: Orig. pub. 1987. 318 pp., 27 illus., notes, bibliog., index, 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: World
  • Series: Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Contents

Clark Sorensen presents a description of the economic and ecological organization of rural Korean domestic groups and an analysis of their adaptation to the changes brought about by Korea's rapid industrialization.

Still one of the few book-length studies of rural, peasant Korean households, Over the Mountains Are Mountains shows how the industrialization of Korea led neither to the proletarianization of the peasants nor to a fundamental change in the structure of rural families, but rather to strategic changes in patterns of migration, labor allocation, and residence.

Clark W. Sorensen is director of the Korea Studies Program and Center for Korea Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

"Sorensen has gone farther than anyone else in demonstrating relationships between agricultural practices, the environment, and household organization in rural Korean society."-Journal of Asian Studies