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978-0-7391-2901-2 • Hardback • August 2008 • $115.00 • (£88.00)
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Sonia Ryang is associate professor of anthropology and international studies at the University of Iowa.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 1. Many Ways to Be Korean—and Something Else: An Inquiry into the Self
Chapter 3 2. Love and Diaspora: Romantic Autobiography of a Korean Woman in Japan
Chapter 4 3. A Letter from Afar: Totalitarianism, Neoliberalism, and Self-Reference
Chapter 5 4. Diaspora and the Ethic of Care: A Note on Disability, Aging, and the Vulnerability of the De-nationalized
Chapter 6 5. Terra Incognita: Family Maps of Diaspora
Ryang takes us deep into diasporic vulnerability through a beautifully interlaced narrative that links historical and political circumstances with the personal experiences of Korean women. Her dazzling insights force us to acknowledge the astonishing complexity of human displacement and to radically restructure our understanding of human rights, citizenship, and homeland identity.
— Laura Miller, Loyola University Chicago