“The Frog That Has Forgotten Its Past”: Advocating for Migrant Workers in South Korea

@article{Jun2016TheFT,
  title={“The Frog That Has Forgotten Its Past”: Advocating for Migrant Workers in South Korea},
  author={Euyryung Jun},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={669 - 692}
}
  • Euyryung Jun
  • Published 1 August 2016
  • Political Science
  • positions: east asia cultures critique
Abstract:In this article, the author discusses how South Korean migrant advocacy that has emerged since the mid-1990s relied on mobilizing the moral responsibility of local civil society and the state on the dehumanizing conditions of foreign workers—most of whom are from China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. I ask first, what were the ways that migrant advocacy groups that emerged in the aftermath of the Myongdong protest translated the problem of the human rights of… 
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