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April 2019

The Dictatorship of Capital: Urban Redevelopment and the Question of Violence in Post-Authoritarian South Korea

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Hae Yeon Choo, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto This talk examines the relationship between democratic citizenship, capitalist profit-making, and violence. In particular, it focuses on an evictee protest against urban redevelopment in Yongsan, South Korea in 2009, resulting in a fatal police raid. Based on the parliamentary hearings, court documents, and oral history from protesters in the aftermath of what has been called the Yongsan…

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