[KS] 2/24 Colloquium at UC Berkeley "Accidental Cosmopolitanization"

Center for Korean Studies cks at berkeley.edu
Wed Feb 15 13:56:15 EST 2012

The Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley


Proudly Presents


Accidental Cosmopolitanization: Citizenship Contradictions of Rural Marriage
Immigration in South Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | February 24 | 4 p.m. |
<http://www.berkeley.edu/map/3dmap/3dmap.shtml?athletic> Institute of East
Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Speaker: Chang Kyung-Sup, Professor of Sociology, Seoul National University


As a late modern irony in South Korea, rural villages have become a platform
for cosmopolitanization in terms of rapidly increasing marriages between
Korean bachelors and foreign brides from various Asian countries. These
marriage immigrants are seen as the first non-Korean ethnic groups to become
integrated and accepted socially by Koreans. On official, social, and
personal levels, there are intense negotiations and inventive suggestions
concerning the status of foreign brides as Korean citizens, which will be
discussed along with the contradictions that can structurally deny or
threaten their genuine sociocultural and political membership in Korean



Event Contact:  <mailto:cks at berkeley.edu> cks at berkeley.edu, 510-642-5674



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