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Elusive Belonging: Marriage Immigrants and "Multiculturalism" in Rural South Korea

Minjeong Kim


With the unprecedented number of foreign-born population, South Korea has tried to reinvent itself as a multicultural society, but the intense multiculturalism efforts have focused exclusively on marriage immigrants. At the advent and height of South Korea’s eschewed multiculturalism, Elusive Belonging takes the readers to everyday lives of marriage immigrants in rural Korea where the projected image of a developed Korea which lured marriage immigrants and the gloomy reality of rural lives clashed. The intimate ethnographic account pays attention to emotional entanglements among Filipina wives ... More

Keywords: Elusive belonging, South Korea, Multiculturalism, Ethnography, Filipina marriage immigrants, Emotions, Citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780824869816
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824869816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Minjeong Kim, author
San Diego State University