This book examines how former, current and prospective Korean graduate students navigate American universities, especially with regard to the student-advisor relationship. Based on extensive case study research conducted around Vivid Journal-an online social network for many domestic and international Korean graduate students-this volume highlights issues regarding access to various academic capitals (i.e., scholarship, publishing, participation in academic research), successful completion of graduate degrees, and academic or non-academic employment opportunities upon graduation. Through a rigorous analysis of members' posting behavior, interaction, and role assignments, this book offers a new conceptual framework for online and social support networks, especially around the shaping and mediation of international student-advisor relationships.
Joong-Hwan Oh is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College of The City University of New York, USA.
Chapter 1 - Introduction: Mediated Accounts of Graduate Education and Advising
Relationships among US Korean Graduate Students
Chapter 2 - Mediated Accounts of Institutional Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 3 - Mediated Accounts of Academic Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 4 - Mediated Accounts of Cultural Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 5 - Mediated Accounts of Social Matters upon Advising Relationships
Chapter 6 - Conclusions and Implications