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About Hae Yeon Choo

Hae Yeon Choo is a sociologist at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She is an author of the forthcoming Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea (Stanford University Press), a comparative study of three groups of Filipina women in South Korea: factory workers, wives of South Korean men, and hostesses at American military camptown clubs.

Articles by Hae Yeon Choo

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Migrant hostesses in South Korea: when the anti-trafficking framework runs out

Hostess work has been largely excluded from migrant labour struggles in South Korea. For hostesses to claim their human rights, South Korea must first recognise women’s work as worthy.

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