Between Foreign and Family: Return Migration and Identity by Helene K. Lee

By Helene K. Lee

Between overseas and Family explores the impression of inconsistent ideas of ethnic inclusion and exclusion at the monetary and social lives of Korean american citizens and Korean chinese language dwelling in Seoul. those actors are a part of increasingly more go back migrants, individuals of an ethnic diaspora who migrate “back” to the ancestral place of origin from which their households emigrated. Drawing on ethnographic observations and interview info, Helene ok. Lee highlights the “logics of transnationalism” that form the relationships among those go back migrants and their employers, co-workers, buddies, relatives, and the South Korean state. 

whereas Koreanness marks those go back migrants as outsiders who by no means really believe at domestic within the usa and China, it at the same time traps them right into a liminal house during which they're neither totally family members, nor totally international in South Korea. go back migration finds how ethnic identification building isn't really an undeniable and common truth outlined by means of blood and ancestry, yet a contested and asymmetric technique expert by way of the interaction of ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, gender, and historical past.  

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