Ethnic return migration and hierarchical nationhood

  title={Ethnic return migration and hierarchical nationhood},
  author={Dong-Hoon Seol and John D. Skrentny},
  pages={147 - 174}
Though nationhood is typically understood to be an equalizing or horizontal concept, the phenomenon of ethnic return migration has shown that states as well as societies can draw hierarchical distinctions between persons of the same ancestry. We demonstrate two dimensions — legal and social — of this `hierarchical nationhood' by analysing the South Korean policy and citizen attitudes regarding Joseonjok, or ethnic Korean Chinese citizens moving to South Korea. On the legal dimension, the Korean… 

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