Foreigners or multicultural citizens? Press media's construction of immigrants in South Korea

  title={Foreigners or multicultural citizens? Press media's construction of immigrants in South Korea},
  author={Keumjae Park},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={1565 - 1586}
  • Keumjae Park
  • Published 2 July 2014
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
This paper examines the ways in which new immigrants to South Korea are portrayed and constructed in press media. The influx of labour and marriage migrants from Southeast Asia and China to South Korea since the early 1990s has been significant enough to cause national concerns about diversity and the country's future as a multiethnic society. Mainstream newspapers in South Korea have been a major shaper of the public opinion of diverse groups of immigrants whose presence is becoming… 

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