[KS] Guest lecture on the protest movement after the Sewol ferry tragedy

Barbara Wall nabibabi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 05:16:00 EST 2017

Dear All,

just in in case some of you happen to be in the area...
Liora Sarfati is giving a guest lecture on the protest movement after the
Sewol ferry tragedy in Copenhagen this Friday! All are welcome!


Mourning through Protest in Seoul:

Debates over Governance, Morality and Legitimacy after the Sewŏl Ferry

*Dr. Liora Sarfati (Tel Aviv University)*

When the Sewŏl Ferry sank in 2014, leaving 304 dead (among them 250 high
school students) and 9 missing passengers, South Korea was shocked and
grieving. The mass mourning soon turned into extensive anti-government
protests that amalgamated in the winter 2016 to the impeachment of
the former president, Park Kun-hye. While South Korea has often
been categorised a homogeneous nation, I suggests that complex
relationships between social classes create urban clashes. In the Sewŏl
movement multitudes of individuals joined forces to demand justice over
government actions that they deemed illegitimate. Mourning the death of so
many youth has created a momentum of civic action along enduring debates
over governance transparency, morality, and policy.


Liora Sarfati is a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Department of East
Asian Studies.

She has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork related to spiritual
practices in South Korea since 2005. Her work was published in several
journals as well as book chapters in *Performance Studies in Motion,*
and *Urban
Anthropology Handbook*.

*08 December 2017, 16:15*

*South Campus, Room 10.3.28 (building 10, third floor)*

*Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (TORS), Korean Studies*

*Barbara Wall *
Assistant Professor Korean Studies

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
University of Copenhagen

Karen Blixens Plads 8

DK-2300 Copenhagen S


Phone: +45 93 56 56 16 <+45%2035%2032%2089%2006>

Mail: barbara.wall at hum.ku.dk

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