Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cultural politics of NGOs in neoliberal era: The flexibility and vulnerability of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supporting North Koreans in South Korea
by Park, Seo Yeon, M.A., University of South Carolina, 2011, 102; 1498234
Abstract (Summary)

This ethnographic study examines the ethical practices and politics of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that contribute to the presence and support of North Korean migrants in South Korea. In South Korea, NGOs involved in all matters regarding North Koreans are known for the crucial roles they play supporting and advocating on behalf of North Koreans. They are also stand out as their numbers and activities dwarf all other NGOs in South Korea. The supportive activities of these NGOs employ global and transnational practices, while engaging in specific cultural politics, ethics and the relationship. I focus on the NGOs' challenges such as the matter of flexibility, an ambivalent relationship with the South Korean government and the neoliberal changes in NGOs.

KEY WORDS: SOUTH KOREAN NGOS, NORTH KOREAN, NEOLIBERALISM, FLEXIBILITY

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Jennifer
Commitee: Barker, Drucilla, Moskowitz, Marc
School: University of South Carolina
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- South Carolina
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Asian Studies
Keywords: Flexibility, Neoliberalism, Nongovernmental organizations, North Korea, South Korea
Publication Number: 1498234
ISBN: 9781124847610