By Hee An Choi

A theologically educated examine the postcolonial self that varieties as Korean immigrants confront lifestyles within the United States.

Theologian Choi Hee An explores how Korean immigrants create a brand new, postcolonial id in accordance with existence within the usa. A Postcolonial Self starts off with a dialogue of a Korean ethnic self (“Woori” or “we”) and the way it differs from Western norms. Choi then seems to be on the self reliant self, the theological debates over this idea, and the effect of racism, sexism, classism, and postcolonialism at the formation of this self. She concludes with a glance at how Korean immigrants, specifically immigrant girls, do something about the transition to US tradition, together with prejudice and discrimination, and the position the Korean immigrant church performs during this. Choi posits that an emergent postcolonial self could be characterised as “I and We with Others.” In Korean immigrant theology and church, an extension of this is characterised as “radical hospitality,” an idea that demanding situations either immigrants and American society to think about a brand new mutuality.

Choi Hee An is scientific Assistant Professor of functional Theology at Boston college institution of Theology and the writer of Korean girls and God: Experiencing God in a Multi-Religious Colonial Context.

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