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Constructing Ethnic Identity through Discourse: Self‐Categorization among Korean American Camp Counselors

M. Agnes Kang

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter demonstrates how Korean American camp counselors locally construct ethnic identity through the practice of self‐categorization in discourse. Self‐categorization, or the identification of ... More


Bilingual Creativity and Self‐Negotiation: Korean American Children's Language Socialization into Korean Address Terms

Juyoung Song

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores Korean‐American children's language socialization into Korean address terms and their creative uses of these terms in a Korean‐English bilingual context. The data revealed that, ... More


Modern Warfare: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Myung Mi Kim

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the legacy of high modernism in the work of avant‐garde Asian American artists at the end of the 20th century. Returning to a history of transpacific alliances in their work, ... More


“In Due Course”: Diasporic Nationalism, the United Korean Committee in America, and U.S. Sovereignty

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

Soon after the U.S. entry into World War II, Korean nationalist organizations once again took to lobbying intensively for the official recognition of the exiled Korean Provisional Government in ... More


Ideologies of Legitimate Mockery: Margaret Cho's Revoicings of Mock Asian

Elaine W. Chun

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article examines Margaret Cho's use of Mock Asian, a parodic language style that indexes a stereotypical Asian identity. Although this Korean American comedian's use of Mock Asian necessarily ... More


Family Context: Emerging Adult and Parent Perspectives

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479804207
eISBN:
9781479834853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sets the context for our study, including highlights from a study conducted on the campus of the University of Illinois that served as the impetus for the study of Korean American teens ... More


Community Context: Korean Americans in Chicagoland

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479804207
eISBN:
9781479834853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the research process, from survey data collection to family ethnography. It details the ethnic geography of the Chicagoland Korean American community through ethnographic ... More


The Minority Challenge

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the clergy of minority groups in the United States. It suggests that while the majority of churches are hardly multicultural, minority congregations may still be the most ... More


Constructing New Intergenerational Ties, Cultures, and Identities among Korean American Christians: A Congregational Case Study

Peter T. Cha

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the experiences of an immigrant Christian community, a Korean American congregation. Particularly, the study examines how this congregation employs various cultural and ... More


Koreans in the United States

Ji-Yeon O. Jo

in Homing: An Affective Topography of Ethnic Korean Return Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867751
eISBN:
9780824876968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867751.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Unlike Korean Chinese and CIS Koreans, who migrated to their diaspora countries before 1945, the majority of Korean Americans migrated to the United States between the 1970s and the 1990s. This ... More


Conclusion

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479804207
eISBN:
9781479834853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the book’s main themes and findings through the broader lens of the mixed-method approach, noting the ways in which the survey data and the family ethnographies provided ... More


Caring about Culture

Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim

in Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768976
eISBN:
9780814771983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores how adult children of Korean immigrants view their cultural identity and practice cultural traditions while also reclaiming and re-making their culture and interpreting it in ... More


Doug and Esther: An Exit Strategy

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479804207
eISBN:
9781479834853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter features the Chung family, who, like the Koh family, were keenly aware of racism. Both parents prided themselves on working outside of the ethnic sector—the mother as a highly skilled ... More


Introduction

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479804207
eISBN:
9781479834853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the reader to the premise of the book, starting with an ethnographic episode with one of the five Korean American families featured in the book, in which a ... More


Younger Generations’ Preservation of Ethnicity through Participation in Religious Institutions

Pyong Gap Min

in Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795859
eISBN:
9780814759585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795859.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how second-generation Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus have retained their ethnicity by participating in a religious institution. Many younger-generation Korean Protestants ... More


Jun-Ho: Emigration, on Balance

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479804207
eISBN:
9781479834853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter features the Hyun family, the most recently immigrated family, who had arrived in the United States only two years prior to our meeting. Although the parents had decided to emigrate to ... More


Racial Insularity and Ethnic Faith: The Emerging Korean American Religious Elite

Jerry Z. Park

in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter talks about how Korean American Protestant students at elite universities are more likely to maintain ethnic solidarity and group identity because of hybridized ethnoreligion. In the ... More


The Forgotten War: Korean America’s Conditions of Possibility

Jodi Kim

in Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655915
eISBN:
9781452946221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a discussion of “Fragments of the Forgotten War” and “Still Present Pasts,” which demonstrate how Korean American cultural producers suggest the link between America’s ... More


Eric: The Long Diagnosis

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479804207
eISBN:
9781479834853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804207.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter features the Shin family and their ongoing efforts to help a wayward son navigate a rocky road toward young adulthood. At the start of the ethnographic involvement with this family, the ... More


“It Is Part of Our Adoption Life Journey”: Birth Searching and Transnationally Adopted Koreans in Young Adult Fiction

Sarah Park Dahlen

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Given the complexities and rapidly increasing instances of birth searching among adopted Koreans, it is important that youth literature depict the diversity of those experiences. The author draws ... More


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