Bullying and Violence in South Korea: From Home to School by Trent Bax

By Trent Bax

This booklet presents a fully-contextualised, multidisciplinary exam of bullying and violence in South Korean society. Bullying and violence has been a urgent societal factor for the reason that 2011, having been labelled as a 'social evil' to be eliminated via the govt. besides the fact that, the problem has been incorrectly restricted to colleges while in reality it really is frequent in society and in specialist settings, as Bax argues during this unique new textual content.
Through twenty in-depth case reviews and unique case fabric from a Juvenile Detention Centre, Bax examines the old, cultural, political and social contexts of bullying and violence to raised comprehend the character of those crimes, the perpetrators, and the way they arrive jointly within the broader cultural panorama during which the person, the family members, the varsity and the neighborhood are embedded.

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Data Shuttle—Being forced to supply the master(s) with their own smartphone data. Through this form of domination the ‘enslaved’ person loses one essential quality of life—their freedom. 32 31 Fromm, Erich. 1964. The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and Evil. New York: Harper & Row (p. 87) (italics added). (Fromm 1964) 32 Ibid (p. 29). 38 Bullying and Violence in South Korea But this person is striving for power over others precisely because he/she lacks the power to be. Domination may allow an individual to force another to serve him/her, but in the process it increasingly paralyses his/ her own existential need to be productive.

A profile of bullying’. Educational Leadership, 60(6), pp. 12–17. 22 As to why ‘at least two students’ need to be involved to meet the definition of ‘bullying’ reflects the fact that putting forth a universally accepted definition of bullying encounters resistance when culturally and socially specific environments are factored in. 24 Thus one study found that only a comparatively small 21 Statutes of the Republic of Korea. 2014. Act on the Prevention of and Countermeasures Against Violence in Schools.

In ‘The Fire’ the issue of culture in general is more specifically centred upon the culture of and social relations within the workplace. From labour, the book then moves into the realm of politics, with ‘The Explosion’ highlighting the case which ‘exploded’ into the political realm and the way in which authority figures have responded to the problem of bullying and violence. At this point the book has tried to place the issue of bullying and violence in its contemporary, historical, cultural, economic, and political context, as it has gradually shifted in emphasis from bullying and violence at school to the wider society and back again.

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