Cultural Discourses About Immigration, Mothering, and Disability in Korea: An Ethnographic Interview Study

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MinSoo Kim-Bossard http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5963-488X

Keywords

Korea, Mothering, Disability Studies in Education, Critical Disability Studies

Abstract

This paper investigates ableism in the context of marriage-labor immigration in Korea, as demonstrated in the circulating discourses about mothering, cultural others, and deficits. I use examples from ethnographic interviews to underline the deficit perspective prevalent in Korean society, associating marriage-labor immigrant families with insufficiency, inferiority, and disability.


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