Crisis in South Korea: From Social Theory to Practices

Cahyo Pamungkas
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This article aims at describing the way the dimension of the social crisis is within the social sciences and humanities discourses, and the extent such a dimension is noticeable within the crisis reality in South Korea. Literature study of crisis for this study indicates that social crisis is, in theory, a general failure occurring in social life within a historical period, such a crisis produces collective distress generated by the incongruity between the ideas structure and the material structure. The crisis dimension consists of socio-political and socio-economic crises and natural disasters. Available data on the socio-political crisis reality in South Korea displays a fact that those theoretical dimensions are discernible within the Korean society's life since their colonial era until today.


social crisis theory; crisis dimension; crisis reality

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