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Honjok: The South Korean Method

Release date: 2 March 2024
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Up until a few years ago, the word Honjok did not exist. The neologism, coined in South Korea as ... Read More

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Up until a few years ago, the word Honjok did not exist. The neologism, coined in South Korea as a combination of hon (alone) and jok (tribe) has become a symbol of a South Korean movement that challenges traditional notions of family and social roles. Choosing to live and spend time alone, young South Koreans have found a way to free themselves from social pressures and give new meaning to the concept of happiness. A silent revolution and an invitation to use the time we spend alone as a powerful antidote against norms and habits with which we don’t identify.

Product Details

Title: Honjok: The South Korean Method
Author: Jade Jeongso An
Publisher: Om Books International
SKU: BK0501204
EAN: 9789353769703
Number Of Pages: 144
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 2 March 2024

About Author

Silvia Lazzaris is a journalist, radio producer, and Italian writer living in England. Her work has been published on national and international media, among which are Corriere della Sera, BBC World Service, Wired UK, Will Media, and Domani. With her work, Silvia has addressed ethical matters tied to the implementation of new technologies in society and the impact of human activity on the environment and communities. Silvia works as an editor for the platform FoodUnfolded, which is financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and aims to shed light on the impact of individual food choices. Jade Jeongso An is a social media manager, a translator and writer by day, and an ambitious cook by night. She studied translation and interpretation at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. She became passionate about writing while working freelance for magazines like Dazed Korea. With her words, she tries to educate, entertain, and even change the world. Jade now lives in Berlin, Germany. Passionate about food and sustainability, when she’s not writing you can find her veganizing her favorite Korean food or trying to heighten awareness of the climate crisis through different social media accounts, among which is @FaceResponsibility

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