Ms Yoonjung Kang

Ms Yoonjung Kang

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801
Sociocultural Anthropology

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Research Description

My doctoral dissertation looks at South Korea’s urban middle-class families’ consumption of private postpartum care services, a fascinating amalgamation of traditional postpartum customs and cutting-edge health and beauty care methods for postpartum women. The ethnography traces how the newly introduced maternity care service product engages in the politics of middle-class femininity, motherhood, classism and the discourses of crisis of both social and cultural reproduction.