Negotiating hybridity: transnational reconstruction of migrant subjectivity in Koreatown, Los Angeles

  title={Negotiating hybridity: transnational reconstruction of migrant subjectivity in Koreatown, Los Angeles},
  author={Youngmin Lee and Kyonghwan Park},
  journal={Journal of Cultural Geography},
  pages={245 - 262}
Transnationalism has emerged as a key factor in altering immigrant ethnic enclaves by networking them with global flows of capital and labor. A quintessential example is Koreatown in Los Angeles, often portrayed as the ‘overseas Korean capital.’ The area has experienced rapid transition since the mid-1990s that is related to a huge influx of South Korean transnational investment and, concomitantly, migrants of various backgrounds. This study investigates the resulting transformation of the… 
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