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Otherness in Inclusive Societies: On Narratives of the Korean East Sea Rim Media for Others

  • 인문논총
  • 2019, 49(), pp.29-46
  • DOI : 10.33638/JHS.49.2
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : May 6, 2019
  • Accepted : May 30, 2019
  • Published : June 30, 2019

Seokhee Kim 1

1경희대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The programs that feature others (or foreigners) in the media of the Korean East Sea Rim (South Korea, China, and Japan) commonly involve westerners as guests to view the portraits of the country newly drawn by their perspectives or to confirm the globalization of the society through their familiarization and understanding of the culture of the country. Such situation is also found in South Korea. In the case of South Korea, however, programs that feature married immigrant women from South-East Asia or North Korean defectors living in South Korea, who are social minorities, are being broadcast (e.g. Fierce Fight in Multicultural Families and Now, I’m Going to Meet You). This aspect of South Korea is different from those of the other countries. Such programs that show the inclusiveness of the Korean society, however, treat the married immigrant women or North Korean defectors as others in their own ways. Although the recent Korean East Sea Rim societies emphasize policies on inclusion and coexistence, sincere inclusion or coexistence cannot be achieved as long as others are being treated differently.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.