By Pyong Gap Min
Min scrutinizes the focusing on of Korean companies throughout the 1992 la riots and the 1990 African American boycotts of Korean shops in Brooklyn. He explores Korean retailers' relationships with one another in addition to with Latin American staff, Jewish providers and landlords, and govt organisations. In each one case, his nuanced research unearths how Korean groups reply to common scapegoating via collective motion, political mobilization, and different strategies.
Fluent in Korean, Min attracts from formerly unutilized resources, together with Korean American newspapers and in-depth interviews with immigrants. His findings belie the media's sensationalistic insurance of African American-Korean conflicts. in its place, Caught within the Middle yields a worldly and clear-sighted knowing of the lives and demanding situations of immigrant retailers in America.
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