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Sex and the [Consumer] City

MUST READ!!!!

Michael Hurt does some outstanding citizen journalism and provides some thought-provoking social commentary in an essay on, among other things, the Korean sex industry and modern consumer society. Be sure to read it. The whole freakin’ thing.

About the author: Just the administrator of this humble blog.

  • http://gopkorea.blogs.com/flyingyangban/ Andy Jackson

    This IS good stuff.

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert

    It most certainly is. A lot of work got put into that.

  • dogbertt

    Why don’t you have him as a guest blogger sometime?

  • Brendon Carr

    Gotta leave room for Mr. Bum.

  • snow

    Interesting, though the writer tends to go on a bit much lamenting about ‘paradise lost’ to modern realities and glass structures. I agree that ‘old’ Korea is very interesting, and hope that it doesn’t disappear, but I’m always suspicious when someone laments modernization and makes it all seem so cold and inhuman. Japan is extremely modern and yet they take tradition very seriously there. I just hope that Koreans will use their over the top nationalism to hold onto many of their traditions.

  • hardyandtiny

    Passions of the Night mutates into the future of Korea. The Pieta 1499. What are ya gonna do? Challenge the history of the world?
    Oh, maybe I missed the point?
    No, I got the point.
    Culture is not distinct, culture is what human beings do, it’s a cycle of human culture. You say “Korean culture”, I say “human culture at a certain stage”.

    Koreans and everyone else can see this as part of their culture if they open their minds.
    http://www.sztaki.hu/~smarton/muveszet/michelangelo/pieta.jpg