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Social Network and Transnational Identity of Marriage Migrant Women : a Focus on the Process of Adapting to Life in Korea

Jin Bae, Sul 1 김소희 2 Eun-Hee Song 3

1연세대학교
2한양대학교
3국가안보전략연구소

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the social network and transnational identity of marriage migrant women. To this end, this study uses in-depth interview surveys to analyze the process in which the social network and transnational identity of marriage migrant women are formed in Korea. The results of the analysis are as follows. First, the social network plays an important role in the migration of marriage migrant women. These women migrated to Korea through a social network and continued to expand their network after coming to Korea. Through this process, marriage migrant women are able to acquire a sense of belonging in Korea and enhance their self-esteem and psychological stability. Second, marriage migrant women do not want unilateral assimilation: they wish to gain full rights as a Korean citizen. The motherly love of these women for their children plays a key role in this matter. Third, because the construction and maintenance of social networks for marriage migrant women include networks within Korea and with their mother country, the practice of these women as transnational actors is largely affected by their adaptation to life in Korea. This implies that the concepts of transnationalism, adaptation and social integration are not in a mutually exclusive relationship, but are rather open to interaction.

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