Between Foreign and Family: Return Migration and Identity Construction among Korean Americans and Korean Chinese - Asian American Studies Today (Hardback)Helene K. Lee (author)
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While Koreanness marks these return migrants as outsiders who never truly feel at home in the United States and China, it simultaneously traps them into a liminal space in which they are neither fully family, nor fully foreign in South Korea. Return migration reveals how ethnic identity construction is not an indisputable and universal fact defined by blood and ancestry, but a contested and uneven process informed by the interplay of ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, gender, and history.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 174
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
"Lee examines the expectations and experiences of two groups, whose members think of themselves as Korean."--Asian Affairs
"The book merits reading to encourage reflection on the current social situation and pondering of the possible transformation of Koreanness in the future." --The Review of Korean Studies
"Lee's study is a crisply written and cogently argued analysis that makes an original contribution to a range of interrelated subjects that have preoccupied social scientists for decades, including diasporic nationalism, return migration, and (im)migrant incorporation."--China Review International
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