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By Hee An Choi

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

Theologian Choi Hee An explores how Korean immigrants create a brand new, postcolonial identification based on existence within the usa. A Postcolonial Self starts with a dialogue of a Korean ethnic self (“Woori” or “we”) and the way it differs from Western norms. Choi then appears on the autonomous 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, in particular 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 should be characterised as “I and We with Others.” In Korean immigrant theology and church, an extension of this is often characterised as “radical hospitality,” an idea that demanding situations either immigrants and American society to contemplate a brand new mutuality.

Choi Hee An is medical Assistant Professor of sensible Theology at Boston collage university of Theology and the writer of Korean ladies and God: Experiencing God in a Multi-Religious Colonial Context.

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