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Global Asian City. Migration, Desire and the Politics of Encounter in 21st Century Seoul. Edition No. 1. RGS-IBG Book Series

  • ID: 4432986
  • Book
  • June 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Global Asian City provides a unique theoretical framework for studying the growth of cities and migration focused on the notion of desire as a major driver of international migration to Asian cities.

  • Draws on more than 120 interviews of emigrants to Seoul - including migrant workers from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, English teachers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and USA, and international students at two elite Korean universities
  • Features a comparative account of different migrant populations and the ways in which national migration systems and urban processes create differences between these groups
  • Focuses on the causes of international migrant to Seoul, South Korea, and reveals how migration has transformed the city and nation, especially in the last two decades
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Series Editor’s Preface vi

Acknowledgements vii

1 Introduction 1

2 Desire, Assemblage and Encounter: Beyond Regimes of Migration Management 24

3 Migration Regimes, Migrant Biographies and Discrepancy 47

4 Migration, the Urban Periphery and the Politics of Migrant Lives 71

5 Channelling Desire and Diversity 101

6 Negotiating Privilege and Precarity in Suburban Seoul 128

7 Multicultural Presence and Fractured Futures 153

8 Conclusion 181

References 194

Index 209

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Francis L. Collins
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