By Hae Yeon Choo
Decentering Citizenship follows 3 teams of Filipina migrants' struggles to belong in South Korea: manufacturing facility staff claiming rights as staff, better halves of South Korean males claiming rights as moms, and hostesses at American army golf equipment who're excluded from claims—unless they declare to be sufferers of trafficking. relocating past legislation and guidelines, Hae Yeon Choo examines how rights are enacted, translated, and challenged in everyday life and finally interrogates the concept that of citizenship.
Choo unearths citizenship as a language of social and private transformation in the pursuit of dignity, safety, and mobility. Her brilliant ethnography of either migrants and their South Korean advocates illuminates how social inequalities of gender, race, category, and state function in defining citizenship. Decentering Citizenship argues that citizenship emerges from negotiations approximately rights and belonging among South Koreans and migrants. because the promise of equivalent rights and whole club in a polity erodes within the face of world inequalities, this decentering illuminates very important contestation on the margins of citizenship.
Read or Download Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea PDF
Similar civil rights & liberties books
The idea that of human rights has an extended heritage. Its useful origins, as precise from its theoretical antecedents, are acknowledged to be relatively contemporary, going again no extra than the yank and French accounts of Rights of the eighteenth century. Even these landmarks are noticeable as little greater than the precursors of the 20th century starting-point - the common statement of Human Rights which used to be followed by way of the overall meeting of the United international locations in 1948.
Descriptive reviews of ladies in place of work have good documented the ways that the gender and race of legislators impacts coverage personal tastes. even though, descriptive stories of girl legislators are inclined to deal with id as consistent through the years and context and so fail to account for the important paintings of legislators.
What, if whatever, is the same approximately citizen participation on the neighborhood point in Canada and China? the reply, in fact, is politically delicate. there are lots of in Canada who may declare that the query is absurd. How can there be significant citizen participation in a rustic the place there are major regulations on political task, together with at the correct to shape businesses with political reasons?
Pluralism via Default explores assets of political contestation within the former Soviet Union and past. Lucan means proposes that pluralism in "new democracies" is frequently grounded much less in democratic management or rising civil society and extra within the failure of authoritarianism. Dynamic pageant often emerges simply because autocrats lack the country skill to thieve elections, impose censorship, or repress competition.
Additional resources for Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea
Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea by Hae Yeon Choo