P2-D: Transnational Mobility and Belonging: Korean Migrants in South Africa

This subproject “Transnational Mobility and Belonging: Korean Migrants in South Africa” by Yonson Ahn delves into transnational and diasporic mobility and Korean migrants’ embodiments of belonging in South Africa. The project explores themes such as transnational connectivity between place of origin and settlement through migrants’ on-going links to Korea, regular return visits, and the practice of sending children to Korea for education. Korean migrants’ space in the “Rainbow State” is examined within the context of “othering”, “saming”, and the complexity of diaspora identity. Furthermore, Korean im/migrants' engagement with the South African economy is examined in terms of their business initiatives and competition with Chinese traders and products, which affect their ability to live more societally and economically integrated lives.

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