Violence and trauma as constitutive elements in Korean American racial identity formation: the 1992 L.A. riots/insurrection/saigu

@article{Kim2012ViolenceAT,
  title={Violence and trauma as constitutive elements in Korean American racial identity formation: the 1992 L.A. riots/insurrection/saigu},
  author={Rose M. Kim},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={1999 - 2018}
}
  • Rose M. Kim
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract This paper proposes a new understanding of race as an artifact constructed from racist violence and the trauma it engenders. The paper applies Jeffrey Alexander's concept of ‘cultural trauma’, i.e. when ‘members of a collectivity feel they have been subjected to a horrendous event that leaves indelible marks on their group consciousness’, to the case of Korean immigrant merchants who were victims of violence during the 1992 L.A. riots/insurrection/saigu in Los Angeles, California… Expand
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