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A Rhizomatic Diaspora: Transnational Passage and the Sense of Place among Koreans in Latin America

By Kyeyoung Park, UCLA

Transnationalism as a new form of migration has become visible since the end of the Cold War (Wimmer and Glick Schiller 2003). Accordingly, this paper explores the little examined transnational Korean communities in the South and North American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and the US. Informal estimates propose to date 50,000 Koreans in Brazil, 20,000 in Argentina, 8,000 in Mexico, 6,000 in Paraguay, and 2,000 in Chile.

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