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Self-Referentiality of Cognition and (De)Formation of Ethnic Boundaries

A Comparative Study on Korean Diaspora in Russia, China, the United States and Japan


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Oleg Pakhomov
    Pages 1-23
  3. Oleg Pakhomov
    Pages 25-32
  4. Oleg Pakhomov
    Pages 181-186
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-206

About this book


This book develops a new approach towards the formation of the ethnic boundary as a complex interrelation between cognitive operations and ethnic/national boundaries formation process. Korean diaspora in China, Russia, the United States, and Japan illustrate how this process correlates with the nationalism of the host societies, highlighting the differences and similarities. It covers a wide range of topics, from politics and economics to arts, mass culture and psychology, from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, at the same time avoiding eclectic combinations of different spheres of knowledge.

This book challenges interactionist and post-modernist paradigms that dominate today’s social science and facilitates dialogue between social and natural scientists, especially cognitive studies to promote more complex and still systematic approach towards society. It combines in-depth research, comparative perspectives and theoretical thoroughness. It appeals to anyone interested in history, culture, economic and other aspects of Korean migration; the general theory and practice of migration; East Asian studies, Asian American studies, Russian studies and studies on social complexity and cognition. 


Korean Migration Ethnic Boundaries Formation Process Social Complexity Cognition Ethnicity Nationalism Host Societies Korean Diaspora in China

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsKazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia

About the authors

Dr. Oleg Pakhomov graduated from the International Relations Faculty, Far Eastern National University, in 2003. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the School of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University in 2011. He currently works at the Institute of Oriental Studies and International Relations, Kazan Federal University. His research interests focus on complex approach towards interrelation between cognition and ethnic/national culture on the example of North East Asia (China, Japan, North and South Korea, Russia)

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Self-Referentiality of Cognition and (De)Formation of Ethnic Boundaries
  • Book Subtitle A Comparative Study on Korean Diaspora in Russia, China, the United States and Japan
  • Authors Oleg Pakhomov
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-5504-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5413-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-5505-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Anthropology
    Sociological Theory
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