Based on ethnographic fieldwork, Minjeong Kim’s book examines Filipinas who married rural South Korean bachelors in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Against the backdrop of the South Korean government’s multicultural policies aimed at integrating marriage immigrants, Kim provides a nuanced understanding of both conflicts and emotional attachments among Filipinas, South Korean husbands, in-laws, and multicultural agents. In this talk, Kim discusses how various emotions of love, care, anxiety, and gratitude affect immigrant women’s fragmented citizenship and elusive sense of belonging to their new country.
Dr. Minjeong Kim is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at San Diego State Univeresity.
This event is co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center.