‘Rights Claiming in South Korea is a rich, timely, and theoretically significant contribution to the sociolegal scholarship on rights mobilization. With an elegant combination of historical and contemporary studies, the book offers not only an in-depth inquiry into how legal rights are constructed and contested in South Korea, but also a rigorous and insightful engagement with the comparative studies on rights mobilization in East Asia and beyond.'
Sida Liu - University of Toronto
‘Rights Claiming in South Korea offers a comprehensive account of the historical roots of rights, institutional formations, and contemporary contestation over rights. Bringing together a truly interdisciplinary group of scholars, the book illuminates how rights discourses and associated legal and political infrastructures have transformed citizenship and mobilization in Korea. This book will appeal to readers interested in law and society, social movements, minority rights, and politics in Korea and beyond.‘
Hae Yeon Choo - Associate Professor, University of Toronto
‘In this insightful new volume, Celeste Arrington and Patricia Goedde lead a cross-disciplinary team of scholars to unpack how rights have been defined, mobilized, and contested by diverse groups in Korea from the nineteenth century to present. Rights Claiming in South Korea truly represents the best of interdisciplinary research and comes at a moment when the demand for rights on the streets and in the courts have never been greater.'
Andrew Yeo - Professor of Politics and Director of Asian Studies, The Catholic University of America
‘With this new volume in hand, we have a useful guide through which to observe and perhaps even stymie the troubling trajectory of extreme fragmentation and individualization, which are other facets of rights-claiming in South Korea that deserve our attention.’
Todd A. Henry
Source: Paciﬁc Affairs