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Author Kim, Minjeong, author

Title Elusive belonging : marriage immigrants and "multiculturalism" in rural South Korea / Minjeong Kim
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Marrying into South Korean rural towns -- Loving strangers -- Clashing at home -- Making multiculturalism -- Challenging and transforming the community -- Searching for Filipina sisterhood
Summary With the unprecedented number of foreign-born residents, 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 13, 2018)
Subject Filipinos -- Cultural assimilation -- Korea (South)
Foreign spouses -- Korea (South) -- Social conditions
Intercountry marriage -- Korea (South)
Multiculturalism -- Korea (South)
Rural families -- Korea (South) -- Social conditions
Social integration -- Korea (South)
Women immigrants -- Family relationships -- Korea (South)
HISTORY / Asia / Korea
Intercountry marriage.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy.
Rural families -- Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
Social integration.
Women immigrants -- Family relationships.
Korea (South)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017038678
ISBN 0824873548 electronic book
0824873556 (electronic bk.)
9780824873547 electronic book
9780824873554 (electronic bk.)