Accepted Paper:

The cooperation of labor of diving women in Jeju island, South Korea  


Noriko Ijichi

Paper short abstract:

My presentation examines the dynamics of everyday life in waterside areas in Jeju island, South Korea. Based on research performed in this area, it focuses on the meaning of fishing and the manner in which diving women recognize intervention from the outside world.

Paper long abstract:

Amongst the globalization of the market economy, diving women have always corresponded with beach governance in the areas to which they belong. In response to changing demands, diving women have had to adapt the kinds and amount of fish and shells they collect, in addition to the timing and location of the fishery; tools and fishing organizations have been influenced as well. Concerning these points, almost all existing research has concentrated on calculating the extent and level to which local life is globalized in a scientific manner. In a word, such research extracts fishing as an element of life and examines it.

My presentation, however, differs from said research by approaching fishing from the context of everyday life. Given a way of life managed by diverse dynamics like ritual, the body, cooperation of labor, and the environment, this panel is concerned with the possibility of discussing the social structure and methods that developed in this area.

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