Religion and Spirituality in Korean America

Religion and Spirituality in Korean America

by David K. Yoo
     
 

Religion and Spirituality in Korean America examines the ambivalent identities of predominantly Protestant Korean Americans in Judeo-Christian American culture. Focusing largely on the migration of Koreans to the United States since 1965, this interdisciplinary collection investigates campus faith groups and adoptees and probes how factors such as race, the

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Religion and Spirituality in Korean America examines the ambivalent identities of predominantly Protestant Korean Americans in Judeo-Christian American culture. Focusing largely on the migration of Koreans to the United States since 1965, this interdisciplinary collection investigates campus faith groups and adoptees and probes how factors such as race, the concept of diaspora, and the improvised creation of sacred spaces shape Korean American religious identity and experience. In calling attention to important trends in Korean American spirituality, this volume highlights a high rate of religious involvement in urban places and participation in a transnational religious community.

Contributors include Ruth H. Chung, Jae Ran Kim, Jung Ha Kim, Rebecca Kim, Sharon Kim, Okyun Kwon, Sang Hyun Lee, Anselm Kyongsuk Min, Sharon A. Suh, Sung Hyun Um, and David K. Yoo.

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"Of considerable interest and utlity to students and scholars of the important, multifaceted role of religion in the lives of contemporary immigrants in the US. Recommended."—Choice

“Readily accessible to the general reader, this book provides an excellent study of post-1965 Korean American religions.”—Religious Studies Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074745
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Asian American Experience Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

David K. Yoo is an associate professor of history at Claremont McKenna College and author of Growing Up Nisei. Ruth H. Chung is an associate professor of clinical education and counseling psychology at the University of Southern California.

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