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positions (2018) 26 (3): 516–546.
Published: 01 August 2018
... migrants in Northeast China, whose labor is no longer demanded in Korea’s neoliberal restructuring processes and who try their luck in China’s uncertain but fast-growing economy. In Seotap, a Korean migrant enclave in Shenyang, South Korean sojourners, who mostly engage in the unstable service sector, have...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 669–692.
Published: 01 August 2016
...EuyRyung Jun In this article, the author discusses how South Korean migrant advocacy that has emerged since the mid-1990s relied on mobilizing the moral responsibility of local civil society and the state on the dehumanizing conditions of foreign workers—most of whom are from China, Southeast Asia...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 377–407.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Carolyn Areum Choi Abstract The pursuit of overseas English language education by South Korean youth has resulted in a hierarchy of educational destinations, with migrants studying English in the Global North attaining higher cultural capital compared to those learning English in the Global South...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
... on the battlefields and the neglect of the Vietnamese refugees living at the margins of South Korean society have been effaced from public memory. Through the work of selective memory, the “multicultural” South Korea presents itself yet again as a caring supporter of Vietnamese migrant wives. It is through...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 311–339.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the labor dispute that followed the performance contract s abrupt termination. It is here that the imperative of the uncaptur- able emerges again through the performers understanding of the relation- ship between performance and migrant labor in the South Korean context. Finally, I extend this discussion...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 745–767.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and microprocesses of social life in relation to urban inequality. Drawing on fifteen months of ethnographic research conducted between 2009 and 2011 and in-depth interviews with twenty-two South Korean young adults, the author analyzes how a host of young adults strive for their belonging as they confront their own...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 179–203.
Published: 01 February 2016
... lucrative source of income for working-­class South Korean women, the camp town club indus- try experienced a labor shortage of Korean women in the mid-­1990s, and the clubs are now filled with migrant women predominantly from the Phil...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2022
...), and South Korea–Philippines (Choi, this issue). To call attention to the rise of South-to-South migration, this special issue solely examines migration flows within Asia. In doing so, we show the emergence of “unlikely” destinations, specifically drawing attention to the flow of Korean migrants...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 301–321.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., though some refused. A visit was also made to the Korea Center for United Nations Human Rights Policy (KOCUN), a South Korean NGO responsible for supporting divorced or separated women and their children. In 2011, KOCUN had offices in Cần Thơ and Hà Nội to provide support to women who had married...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 August 2015
... increasing number of migrants from the Philippines and China as well as other parts of Southeast Asia and South Asia have taken low-­paid manu­ facturing jobs in the “3D” (dirty, dangerous, and difficult) sector of the South Korean labor market...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., as well as with materialistic rationalities of profit making. The wedding organizer who marries his or her cousin to a South Korean man is both a businessperson and a cousin; the com- mune cadre with a daughter who marries a Taiwanese man is both...
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positions (2023) 31 (4): 919–921.
Published: 01 November 2023
...,” in the Journal of Korean Studies (2018). Han Sang Kim is associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea. His teaching interests include visual sociology, qualitative methods, and the sociology of film and media. He has conducted research and written...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 667–696.
Published: 01 August 1999
... to the United States after first settling in South America. I trace the itinerary of Korean secondary and tertiary migrants, analyze their experiences in each location, and explore new con- structions of selfhood.4 This trajectory involves...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 585–587.
Published: 01 August 2016
...- tion of the suffering of labor migrants and South Korean citizen’s disavowal of colonial mimicry has led labor migration political activists to moralize the dehumanizing conditions of foreigners, conditions which in fact mirrored the earlier...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 815–838.
Published: 01 November 2022
... specifies that illegal border crossers should be repatriated except when border crossing is as a result of ‘disaster’ ”; Article Five indicates “migrants are involved with ‘criminal’ in the sense of ‘counter-revolutionary activity,’ ” which means that North Koreans who develop relationships with South...
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positions (1999) 7 (3): 653–666.
Published: 01 August 1999
... of people. In this issue we investigate the situated character of Asian transnationalities by focusing on the circulation of people, goods, and images to and from East and South Asia. Through topics as diverse as Korean immigration from...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 531–539.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and creator, historically and politically contingent. This subject-object bind recurs through eye-gouging in the 2001 South Korean film Address Unknown (수취인 불명) directed by Kim Ki-duk. In it, Eun-ok stabs herself in the eye, rejecting the sight given to her through her relations with a Korea-stationed US...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 655–682.
Published: 01 August 2009
... for South Koreans to remember the war that they had forgotten as South Korean businesses relocated their facto- ries in Vietnam and Vietnamese migrant workers were brought to South Korea. In reconsidering South Korean...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 May 2020
... ) in the major positions 28:2 May 2020 348 literary magazine Xin manzhou (New Manchuria). Migrants tells the story of a Manchurian migrant s encounter with a Korean migrant cou- ple in Osaka. In her misty feminist perspective, notes Zhang Quan, Mei Niang aspires to personal independence and sovereignty...
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positions (2003) 11 (3): 801–802.
Published: 01 August 2003
... Namhee Lee, assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, is working on a book manuscript on representation of minjung (common people) in the South Korean democratization movement, 1960–1988...