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Construction de la catégorie identitaire de « femme mariée à un étranger » dans la société sud-coréenne : de son émergence à la naissance de la Fédération World-KIMWA (1945-2006)

Abstract : Long marginalized in South Korean society under the label “prostitutes to western men” (yang kongju), Korean women married to foreigners and having relocated to their husband’s country created in 2006 the World Federation of Korean Inter-Married Women’s Association (World Federation-KIMWA), following their annual meeting, the International Congress of Korean Inter-Married Women. This Congress, which is part of a programme of action of the Overseas Koreans Foundation (OKF), a government agency in charge of policies dealing with overseas Korean nationals, appears to be a place where the category “woman married to a foreigner” (kukche kyŏrhon yŏsŏng) is institutionalised and where the stereotypes attached to this category are reconstructed; its aim is to fight discriminations suffered by these women and, subsequently, to promote a new designation, “woman of multicultural family” (tamunhwa kajok yŏsŏng). This thesis explores the social and political logics of this reframing of social representations of Korean women married to foreigners, from its emergence to the creation of the World Federation-KIMWA (1945-2006), focussing on the following questions: how was substituted, during the 2000s, the derogatory designation of these women as “prostitutes to western men” by the more neutral term “woman of multicultural family” in Korean society?; how did a social group, with no political existence before 2005, become the subject of a categorization in the South Korean government policy ?; and if the creation of the World Federation-KIMWA consists in the subjective incorporation of this normative categorization, what are the effects both in South Korea and in the country of residence of these women ?
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Kyung-Mi Kim. Construction de la catégorie identitaire de « femme mariée à un étranger » dans la société sud-coréenne : de son émergence à la naissance de la Fédération World-KIMWA (1945-2006). Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), 2012. Français. ⟨tel-03278967⟩

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