Achieving professional credentials : South Korean archaeology and university degrees(1945-1979)
Achieving professional credentials : South Korean archaeology and university degrees(1945-1979) / Luis A. Botella, Antonio J.Doménech
p. 71-96 ; 23 cm
수록자료: Seoul journal of Korean studies. Institute of Korean Studies, Seoul National University. Vol.30 no.1(2017 June), p. 71-96 30:1<71 ISSN 1225-0201 저자: Luis A. Botella, PhD candidate in the Faculty of Social Studies and Labor, University of Malaga 저자: Antonio J.Doménech, assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Studies and Labor, University of Malaga
The professionalization of archaeology is an understudied research topic in the history of South Korean archaeology. Literature on the subject has so far focused on the mechanisms that separate amateurs from professional archaeologists- in other words on the academic recognition and the credential system of the discipline. However, researchers have not considered the effect those mechanisms have on the social organization of the field. This paper claims that university degrees are not only important elements in the professionalization of archaeology, but also mechanisms of social organization within the field itself. Ths study of archaeological education and training in South Korea from 1945 to 1979 shows how academic education and degrees affected the subject, creating social networks and different positions in the field represented by different specializations within it. In order to study this process, this article focuses on Seoul National University's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, the first of its kind in South Korea.