Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of Asian Association for Public Administration: "Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective" (AAPA 2018)

The Social Construction Of Foreigners And Its Transformation In Rural Areas In South Korea

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Yoon Seok Jung
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Yoon Seok Jung
Available Online March 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aapa-18.2018.5How to use a DOI?
Keywords
foreign immigrants, social construction, attitude to multiculturalism, urban and rural areas
Abstract
South Korea is no longer a homogeneous country. Since the mid-1990s, South Korea has demographically changed due to increasing the number of foreigners. During two decades, foreigners have been socially constructed by Korean ordinary people who have images about foreigners. The result of this study shows that although the difference between rural and urban area was not big, adults in rural were more favorable to foreign immigrants and emphasized civil elements rather than ethnic elements as conditions to be truly Korean. However, among teenagers, the rural youth were tended to be relatively conservative. They were less favorable to foreign immigrants and emphasized ethnic elements as compared to the urban youth. This tendency was opposite to the result of adult’s case.
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BT  - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of Asian Association for Public Administration: "Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective" (AAPA 2018)
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