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The 13th Seminar

Date:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:30 PM

Location:
KCS Auditorium (KCS 강당), 35-56 159th Street, Flushing, NY 11358

Details:

Presentation I: "The Korean Community in Argentina"

Presenter
: Carolina Mera, Professor and Director of the Graduate Social Research  Institute, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summary:
 According to the Migration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commerce of the Republic of Korea, there were more than 6.5 million people living outside the Korean peninsula in 2009. In 2009 the Korean population in Latin America reached 107,029 people of whom 48,419 lived in Brazil, 22,024 in Argentina, 12,072 in México, 5,229 in Paraguay, 9,921 in Guatemala and about 4,000 in Chile, Peru and Ecuador. The Koreans in Latin America maintain a high level of inter-regional mobility supported by family and friends established in the USA, Canada and the countries of the region.

We can talk about a Korean migration to Argentina since 1965. It reached its peak in 1990, when about 42,000 Koreans resided in Argentina. Half of this population arrived between the years 1984 and 1989, settling mainly in Buenos Aires, the capital city. Around year 2000, during the economic crisis this figure decreased dramatically, but at present there are about 22,000 people of Korean ancestry in Argentina.

The two main characteristics of Korean immigrants’ adaptation in Argentina are: 1) a high level of re-emigration to other countries -mainly to the U.S. and Canada, facilitated by their transnational networks and 2) family-migration patterns.

Their economic activities are concentrated in the garment industry: production and retail and wholesale trades. In general, Korean immigrants have experienced an accelerated process of economic mobility that is helped by many community organizations and rigid work-discipline.

 
Presentation II: "The Current Status and Major Issues of Multicultural Studies in Korea"
                            
(한국의 다문화 연구 현황과 과제) 
Presenter: Kyoung Ha Park, Professor of Department of History, Chung-Ang University, Korea
                        (박경하 교수, 중앙대학교 역사학과)

박경하교수는 한국연구재단으로부터 지원을 받아 2007년부터 2016년까지의 「다문화에서의 소통과 공존을 위한 다문화콘텐츠 연구 개발」 프로젝트의 연구책임자로 있다. 

Summary:
한국사회는 1990년도 초부터 저임금의 이주 노동자의 거주와 1990년대 후반 농촌 총각의 국제결혼의 급증으로, 통계에 의하면 2008년 현재 초등학교에 입학한 다문화 가정의 자녀들은 1만 8천명을 상회하고 있다. 2009년에는 해외에서 유입된 이주민이 100만명을 넘었서며 다문화사회의 초입단계로 진행하고 있다. 이 발표에서는 이주노동자, 결혼이민자, 이주민(조선족, 고려인 등), 탈북 새터민 등의 한국사회에서의 적응과 갈등, 정부의 지원정책 등의 현황을 살펴보고, 다문화 사회화하는 과정에서의 향후 과제들을 제시하고 있다.

 
 

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