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978-1-7936-0971-7 • Hardback • January 2020 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-7936-0972-4 • eBook • January 2020 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
Sung-Choon Park teaches sociology at New York City College of Technology, CUNY.
Chapter One: Global Academic Hierarchy and Transnational Social Reproduction
Chapter Two: Imperialist Racial Formation and English Language
Chapter Three: A Balancing Act of Ethnic Dis/Identification Intersecting Class and Race
Chapter Four: Conflicts over Conversion of Cultural Capital and Transfer of Knowledge
Chapter Five: International Students' Cross-Border Transmission and Translation about Race and Racism
Chapter Six: New Diasporic Nationalism as the Politics of Racialized Transnational Elites
Chapter Seven: Digitally-Mediated Transnational Lives and Tactical Uses of New Media
Employing a “lens of simultaneity,” Park advances a strikingly original framework for analysis. Drawing upon and extending the existing literature on globalization and migration, he demonstrates how Korean international students simultaneously occupy unequal and incongruent social statuses in both South Korea and the U.S. In doing so, he provides a rich and nuanced account of the lives, experiences, and transnational practices of these international students that is attentive to race, class, and gender.
— Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeley
Sociology and communication studies have been slow to account for the decades-long trend of Asian international students taking US universities, and transnational life, by storm. Not only does Park fill this nagging lacuna on globalization and the bottom-up inequalities that attend, he transforms the literature by centering race in a largely aracial literature and by intersecting race and class to grasp the “transnational capitalist class."
— Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University
Sung-Choon Park’s When Foreign Elites Encounter Racism presents a vivid and illuminating account of how young elites from South Korea are marginalized as foreign students in the United States through racist practices, and how they navigate profound status inconsistencies in their daily lives, online and off, in Korea and the United States. Park presents a striking account of his subjects’ worlds as he illustrates a great deal about the race and racism, class formation, and media and globalization in South Korea, the United States, and far beyond.
— Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, New School for Social Research