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South Korea's Education Exodus: The Life and Times of Early Study Abroad

Lo, Adrienne
Abelmann, Nancy
Duane, Soo-ah
Okazaki, Sumie

978 0 295 80663 1
List price(s):
90.00 USD
72.00 GBP

Publication date:
16 June 2017

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South Korea's Education Exodus analyzes Early Study Abroad in relation to the neoliberalization of South Korean education and labor. With chapters based on demographic and survey data, discourse analysis, and ethnography in destinations such as Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States, the book considers the complex motivations that spur families of pre-college youth to embark on often arduous and expensive journeys. In addition to examining various forms and locations of study abroad, South Korea's Education Exodus discusses how students and families manage living and studying abroad in relation to global citizenship, language ideologies, social class, and race.

Table of contents: 

AcknowledgmentsList of IllustrationsIntroduction: South Korea's Education ExodusPart One | The Lay of the Land1. Early Study Abroad2. The Domestication of South Korean Early Study Abroad in the First Decade of the MillenniumPart Two | Navigating Class and the Global3. Going to School in New Zealand4. School Choice in the Global Schoolhouse5. The Other Half Goes Abroad: The Perils of Public Schooling in SingaporePart Three | The Dilemmas of Global Citizenship6. Going Global in Comfort7. From FOB to Cool8. Early Wave Returnees in SeoulPart Four | Managing Early Study Abroad9. The Legal and Religious Citizenship of Korean Transnational Mothers10. We Are More Racist : Navigating Race and Racism in (Korean) America11. Psychosocial Adjustments of South Korean Early Study Abroad StudentsPart Five | The Field Speaks12. Coming to Terms with Our Asian Invasion 13. My Life in the States, Alone BibliographyContributorsIndex


Adrienne Lo is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nancy Abelmann is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures and an associate vice chancellor of research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Soo Ah Kwon is associate professor of Asian American studies and human and community development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sumie Okazaki is professor of applied psychology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University.



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