Korean Immigrants from Latin America

Korean Immigrants from Latin America

Fitting into Multiethnic New York

Jin Suk Bae


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Korean Immigrants from Latin America explores the migration and resettlement experiences of Koreans from Latin America now residing in the New York metropolitan area. It uses interview data from 102 Korean secondary migrants from Latin America to explore the religious, familial, economic, and educational dimensions of their migration and resettlement processes in the U.S. As Korean and Latino immigrants share increasingly close interactions with each other in various urban settings, these Korean remigrants can serve as links between Korean and Spanish speakers as well as liaisons among diverse groups. This book shows a surprising degree of diversity within the seemingly homogenous Korean population in the U.S. and demonstrates the unacknowledged linguistic and cultural differences among them.


Jin Suk Bae:

Jin Suk Bae is research professor at the Academy of Mobility Humanities at Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea.