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Global Asian City


Global Asian City

Migration, Desire and the Politics of Encounter in 21st Century Seoul
RGS-IBG Book Series 1. Aufl.

von: Francis L. Collins

27,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 03.05.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781119380023
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 224

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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  
'This intriguing piece of work casts migrants as urban actors, desires as social forces, and the city as assemblage. This work helps readers understand how migrants, desire, and the city shape each other through their encounters. It leads us to view the relationship between migration and cities in the East Asian context through the lens of the making and re-making of Seoul.'HaeRan Shin, Department of Geography, Seoul National University   'This is one of the first books to bring together two critical developments in 21st century Asia: the emergence of global cities and increasing immigration. Empirically rich, theoretically sophisticated and methodologically innovative, the book reveals how the making of Seoul as a global city is deeply entwined with migration as a process of becoming at the individual level.'Biao Xiang, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
FRANCIS L. COLLINS, PhD is Professor of Geography at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. His research focuses on international migration and cities with a particular emphasis on the experiences, mobility patterns, and government regulation of temporary migrants in urban contexts. He is author of numerous articles in a range of international journals and is co-editor of Migration and Diversity in Asian Contexts.
'This intriguing piece of work casts migrants as urban actors, desires as social forces, and the city as assemblage. This work helps readers understand how migrants, desire, and the city shape each other through their encounters. It leads us to view the relationship between migration and cities in the East Asian context through the lens of the making and re-making of Seoul.' HaeRan Shin, Department of Geography, Seoul National University 'This is one of the first books to bring together two critical developments in 21st century Asia: the emergence of global cities and increasing immigration. Empirically rich, theoretically sophisticated and methodologically innovative, the book reveals how the making of Seoul as a global city is deeply entwined with migration as a process of becoming at the individual level.' Biao Xiang, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford Global Asian City develops a novel approach to exploring the relationship between migration and cities centered on the idea of desire as a social force that drives migration. Based on the author's two landmark studies, the book 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—to offer a rich comparative account of the lives of different migrant groups on temporary status in the Seoul Metropolitan Region. The author focuses on the causes of international migration to Seoul, South Korea, and reveals how migration has transformed the city and nation, especially in the last two decades. Global Asian City is a valuable source of information and fresh ideas for researchers in the fields of human geography, migration studies, urban studies, Asian/Korean studies, sociology, anthropology, and development studies.
'This intriguing piece of work casts migrants as urban actors, desires as social forces, and the city as assemblage. This work helps readers understand how migrants, desire, and the city shape each other through their encounters. It leads us to view the relationship between migration and cities in the East Asian context through the lens of the making and re-making of Seoul.'HaeRan Shin, Department of Geography, Seoul National University 'This is one of the first books to bring together two critical developments in 21st century Asia: the emergence of global cities and increasing immigration. Empirically rich, theoretically sophisticated and methodologically innovative, the book reveals how the making of Seoul as a global city is deeply entwined with migration as a process of becoming at the individual level.'Biao Xiang, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford  

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