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Turning a home into the common: the micro-politics of subjectivations in a cohousing community in Seoul

Han, Didi (2018) Turning a home into the common: the micro-politics of subjectivations in a cohousing community in Seoul. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 19 (3). pp. 372-385. ISSN 1464-9373

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Identification Number: 10.1080/14649373.2018.1497895

Abstract

This paper explores the micro-politics of a cohousing community called Bin-Zib (Empty/Guests’ House) in Seoul, South Korea. In a society where home ownership has become a financial asset, the residents of Bin-Zib have attempted to turn the home into the common. This paper focuses on how paradoxical principles of the community create Bin-Zib as an argumentative space, where disputes constantly arise. The paper then shows how the practice of communing in Bin-Zib is essentially related to the everyday politics of subjectivation. Finally, the meaning of Bin-Zib in the inter-Asian context will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/riac20/current
Additional Information: © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 11:36
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 11:55
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90550

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