ERIC Number: EJ1021413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Korean Sojourners in the Deep South: The Push/Pull Dynamics of Immigration
Lynn, C. Allen; Lee, Sun-A.
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v7 n4 p229-242 2013
Asians are now the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. And although disproportionately more likely to live in Western states, some are settling in nontraditional host communities. Focusing on one such instance in southeast Georgia, the present ethnographic case study considers a poultry processing plant's decision to recruit dozens of South Koreans. Starting in 2006, Korean immigrants began working at Claxton Poultry in Evans County, Georgia. This study looks at the factors motivating the workers to leave Korea and the host community's motives for seeking their labor. Education plays a critical role in the findings.
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Immigrants, Rural Areas, Economic Factors, Middle Class, Work Environment, Educational Opportunities, Labor Needs, Agribusiness, Case Studies, Ethnography, Grounded Theory
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia