Apartments as “Endoscope”: South Korea’s Apartment Culture

South Korea’s con­tem­po­rary apart­ment cul­ture is the sub­ject of the next dis­cus­sion in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies fall 2011 col­lo­qui­um series. The speak­er will be Sang In Jun, pro­fes­sor of soci­ol­o­gy in the Grad­u­ate School of Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies at Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty. Jun is pres­i­dent of the Future Study Asso­ci­a­tion of Korea and is a well-known crit­ic of Korea’s hous­ing cul­ture. He will invoke a vari­ety of soci­o­log­i­cal con­cepts and the­o­ries to ana­lyze what he regards as a kind of nation­al obses­sion with apart­ments. The col­lo­qui­um will take place Novem­ber 21, 2011, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies con­fer­ence room. For more about Jun and his planned pre­sen­ta­tion, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/announce/events2011/coll/co112111.html.