By Hae Yeon Choo
Decentering Citizenship follows 3 teams of Filipina migrants' struggles to belong in South Korea: manufacturing unit employees claiming rights as employees, 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 regulations, Hae Yeon Choo examines how rights are enacted, translated, and challenged in everyday life and finally interrogates the concept that of citizenship.
Choo finds citizenship as a language of social and private transformation in the pursuit of dignity, safeguard, and mobility. Her shiny ethnography of either migrants and their South Korean advocates illuminates how social inequalities of gender, race, type, and country 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 vital contestation on the margins of citizenship.
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