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Joohee KIM
| Research Focus |
Political economy of sexuality; Gender politics of memory; Feminist activism
| About Joohee Kim |
Joohee Kim is a feminist studies scholar. She is an HK Research Associate Professor at the Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University in Korea. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Women’s Studies at Ewha Womans University and her dissertation is on the financialization of the sex industry and the politics of women’s bodies. She won the Best Dissertation Award at Ewha in 2015 and the Best Journal Article Award at Korean Association of Women’s Studies in 2016. Her research and teaching interests include the political economy of sexuality, gendered memory, and feminist activism. She also won the 2018 Best Teaching Award of HOKMA College of General Education at Ewha Womans University.
| Research Interests |
Joohee Kim has continuously paid attention to the politics in which economic and social crises are passed on to women and the system is updated through them in the process of realizing the neoliberalism. At this time, individual women are considered as the responsible subject for normality, and the incarnation of reproducing this system. In this context, she is currently interested in the intersections between the campaign to erect a “Girl Statue of Peace (少女像)” and village politics. With crisis management taking place through “the social” in all areas, she wants to focus on how the nationalist memory activities surrounding the Girl Statue are related to the civil society’s so-called “lost society” recovery efforts.
| Selected Publications |
[Book]
  • 2020. Lady Credit: Financial-faced prostitution, Seoul: Hyunshil Book Publisher.
[Book Chapter (selected)]
  • 2020. “Is Nth Room Case a new crime?,” Feminism in the era of COVID-19, edited by Eun-Shil Kim, Seoul: Humanist Books.
  • 2019. Feminist time warp, Seoul: Banbi Book Publisher.
  • 2018. “The cultural economy of ‘becoming a prostitute,’” The Right to Better Debate, edited by Eun-Shil Kim, Seoul: Humanist Books.
[Selected Journal Publications]
  • 2020. 9. “Going transnational?: A feminist view of “comfort women” memorials,” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 26(3): Forthcoming.
  • 2020. “Counter-memory of girls, Yu Gwansun’s return as a ghost,” The Journal of History (歷史硏究), 38: 11-49.
  • 2019. 8. “A Critique of Ueno Chizuko’s gender-essentialism,” Feminism and Korean Literature (女性文學硏究), 47: 13-53.
  • 2019. 6. “Setting up the Lady Speculation as a Puppet: Analysis of Two Personal Documentaries,” Gender and Culture (젠더와 文化), 12(1): 111-148.
  • 2018. 12. “Womens Economic Difficulties and Easy Money : An Exploratory Study on Sex Industry as a Poverty Industry,” Journal of Korean Women’s Studies (韓國女性學), 34(4): 99-138.
  • 2018. 3. ““I Never Knew This Kind of World”: Political Economy of Middle-Aged Women’s Turning to Prostitution,” Journal of Korean Women’s Studies (韓國女性學), 34(1): 33-66.
  • 2017. 12. “Method for Going Beyond the Patriarchal Discourses on Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’: A Critique on the De-politics in the Documentary Red Maria 2,” Women’s Studies Review (女性學論集), 34(2): 39-70.
  • 2017. 4. “A Study on the Autodidacts’ Feminism and Present Status of Feminist Knowledge Culture: Focusing on New Feminist books,” Journal of Korean Literary History (民族文學史硏究), 62: 355-383.
  • 2016. 11. “Feminist Analysis of Prostitutes’ ‘Appearance Management-Consumption’ Activities as a ‘Refeminization Strategy,’” The Journal of Asian Women (亞細亞女性硏究), 55(2): 57-92.
  • 2016. 9. “The Study on Korean Sex Industry’s Political Economic Transformation through 'Body-Securitization' of Women,” Economy and Society (經濟와社會), 11: 142-173.
  • 2016. 3. “Instant Mobility, Stratified Prostitution Market: The Politics of Belonging of Korean Women Selling Sex in the U.S.,” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 22(1): 48-64.
  • 2015. 12. “Financialization of Daily Reproduction and the Extension of Freedom of Prostitutes,” Women’s Studies Review (女性學論集), 32(2): 29-60.
  • 2015. 12. “Political Economy of ‘Debt Nexus’ in Korea’s Sex Industry,” Journal of Korean Women’s Studies (韓國女性學), 31(4): 217-252.
[Other Articles (Selected)]
| E-MAIL |
  • to.maretina@gmail.com

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