Koreans in Japan: Processes of Community Building in Marginal Places in Kyoto

Authors

  • Nataša VISOČNIK University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2014.2.2.89-109

Keywords:

zainichi Koreans, machizukuri, marginality, burakumin, local self-government

Abstract

The article mostly deals with an area on the southeast of Kyoto, which is known to be settled also by the Korean minority. The research based on a few short fieldworks focuses on their struggle to gain access to the resources through the process of community building (machizukuri). The process of machizukuri began under the liberation movement of another marginalized group known as burakumin, who live in the neighbourhood area. The research also looks for the relationship between these two discriminated groups. This article thus challenges the idea that the involvement in the process of community building of one group serves as a know-how for other marginal communities for collaborations with cities and local self-governing establishments.

 

 

 

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Author Biography

  • Nataša VISOČNIK, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    PhD Assistant Professor

    Department of Asian and African studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

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31. 12. 2014

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VISOČNIK, Nataša. 2014. “Koreans in Japan: Processes of Community Building in Marginal Places in Kyoto”. Asian Studies 2 (2): 89-109. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2014.2.2.89-109.

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