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Contents Acknowledgments 000 Introduction: Gender, Genre, and Nation 000 Kathleen McHugh and Nancy Abelmann 1. South Korean Film Melodrama: State, Nation, Woman, and the Transnational Familiar 000 Kathleen McHugh 2. Melodramatic Texts and Contexts: Women's Lives, Movies, and Men 000 Nancy Abelmann 3. Screening the Redemption: Christianity in Korean Melodrama 000 Jinsoo An 4. The Stray Bullet and the Crisis of South Korean Masculinity 000 Eunsun Cho 5. Toward a Strategic Korean Cinephilia: A Transnational Detournement of Hollywood Melodrama 000 Hye Seung Chung 6. Han'guk Heroism: Cinematic Spectacle and the Postwar Cultural Politics of Red Muffler 000 David Scott Diffrient 7. Questions of Woman's Film: The Maid, Madame Freedom, and Women 000 Soyoung Kim 8. Lethal Work: Domestic Space and Gender Troubles in Happy End and The Housemaid 000 Kyung Hyun Kim 9. Morae sigye: "Social Melodrama" and the Politics of Memory in Contemporary South Korea 000 Keehyeung Lee Contributors 000 Index 000
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Motion pictures -- Korea (South).
Melodrama in motion pictures.