Adaptation and resistance in and around South Korea: The cases of migrant workers, diasporas, laborers, and online feminist activists

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Abstract

This special issue tells the story of adaptation and resistance by a small set of individual and social groups that have traditionally been at the margins of both society in Korea and the Korean Studies scholarship. In different waysthey serve as vantage points on the effects of globalization on Korea, Korean society and diasporic communities, with particular attention to marginalized and/or vulnerable communities. Although of course this small sample is by no means representative of the many and complex facets of Korean society, the four contributions illuminate important dynamics and trends that are more broadly applicable beyond the four case studies examined in the articles. This includes irregular workers in secondary firms outside the capital city, Chinese-Korean migrant workers community between China and Korea, online feminist activism and the post-Soviet Koreans, whose lives have been shaped by multiple mobilities and dislocations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Korean Studies
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2021

Keywords

  • Korea
  • adaptation
  • resistance
  • neo-liberalism
  • diaspora
  • Koryo saram
  • migrant workers
  • Chosonjok
  • labourers
  • feminism
  • online activism
  • Megalia
  • populism
  • marginality

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