The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 8
Page No. 1360 - 1369

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Negotiation between Identities: A Case Study on Korean International Students in the United States

Authors : Kyung Han You

Abstract: Based on in-depth interviews and FGI, the study explored how Korean students as non-native residents in the United States negotiate their identities. The researcher interpreted the data as suggesting that consumption of ICTs by this group accounted for both the extent to which its members engaged in cultural relaxation and the acquisition of a cultural toolkit which allows them to function in the new culture. Furthermore, drawing an interpretative map, the researcher argues that the process of negotiating identities through consumption of ICTs would be understood in relation to structural conditions and personal experiences which in turn relate to cultural capital. Further, implications of the study are also discussed.

How to cite this article:

Kyung Han You , 2017. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Negotiation between Identities: A Case Study on Korean International Students in the United States. The Social Sciences, 12: 1360-1369.

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