The Social Construction Of Foreigners And Its Transformation In Rural Areas In South Korea
Yoon Seok Jung
Yoon Seok Jung
Available Online March 2018.
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- foreign immigrants, social construction, attitude to multiculturalism, urban and rural areas
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Yoon Seok Jung PY - 2018/03 DA - 2018/03 TI - The Social Construction Of Foreigners And Its Transformation In Rural Areas In South Korea 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) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 38 EP - 49 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aapa-18.2018.5 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aapa-18.2018.5 ID - Jung2018/03 ER -