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Homing: An Affective Topography of Ethnic Korean Return Migration

Ji-Yeon O. Jo


Homing Diaspora Koreans revolves around the experiences of legacy migrants—later-generation diaspora Koreans who have migrated to South Korea—from China, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the United States. This book is based on interviews with sixty-three legacy migrants and thirty secondary informants. In Part I, I provide insights on how diaspora subjectivities formed through the sociohistorical and political specificities of each diaspora and were further shaped by diasporans’ efforts to embody inherited images of Korea/n even as they negotiated belonging in their countries of di ... More

Keywords: Korean diaspora, return migration, later-generation, language, citizenship, kinship, affect

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824867751
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824867751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ji-Yeon O. Jo, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill