Trafficking Women in Korea: Filipina Migrant Entertainers (ASAA Women in Asia) (Hardcover)

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Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the extension of our knowledge about human trafficking in the Asian region through an exploration of the experiences of more than 100 women who took part in the study. The book challenges many of the accepted understandings about trafficking victims and unravels the implications of these narrow understandings for the women themselves. It explores the ways women negotiate trafficking largely outside of the emerging formal anti-trafficking framework, and explains how new community formations and social networks emerge crafted by the women themselves to manage and overcome their vulnerabilities in migration.

About the Author

Sallie Yea is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Science Education at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415855303
ISBN-10: 0415855306
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 1st, 2015
Pages: 180
Language: English
Series: ASAA Women in Asia