By Jaeeun Kim
Scholars have lengthy tested the connection among realms and their "internal others," comparable to immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. Contested Embrace shifts the analytic concentration to discover how a country pertains to humans it perspectives as "external participants" corresponding to emigrants and diasporas. particularly, Jaeeun Kim analyzes disputes over the belonging of Koreans in Japan and China, targeting their contested dating with the colonial and postcolonial states within the Korean peninsula.
Extending the constructivist method of nationalisms and the culturalist view of the fashionable kingdom to a transnational context, Contested Embrace illuminates the political and bureaucratic building of ethno-national populations past the territorial boundary of the country. via a comparative research of transborder club politics within the colonial, chilly warfare, and post-Cold struggle sessions, the e-book exhibits how the configuration of geopolitics, bureaucratic innovations, and actors' service provider shapes the making, unmaking, and remaking of transborder ties. Kim demonstrates that being a "homeland" kingdom or a member of the "transborder country" is a precarious, onerous, and revocable political achievement.
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