Women Struggling for a New Life: The Role of Religion in the Cultural Passage from Korea to America / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791427385
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Women of Yesterday: Women of the Yi Dynasty

The Social Principle
Public Life and Work
Ideal Women
New Women
Theory of Adjustment
Immigration to America: Emergence of New Women
Americanization of New Women
The Early Immigrant Church and Women's Advancement
Korean Nationalism of the Early Immigrant Women
Women's Roles and Status in Family and Economic Arena

3. Women of Today (1945-Present): Immigrant Ilse Women in the United States

Women in Modern Education and Religion
Women's Destiny: Marriage
Hidden Priestesses
Immigration and Ilse Women's New Experiences in the United States
Women Students: Women Liberals
The Emergence of Professional andSemi-Professional Women: Adventurous Challengers
The Reappearance of Korean "Warrior Women" in the American Context
Women and the Korean Immigrant Church in the United States
The Significance of the Church
The Status of Women in the Immigrant Church
The Role of Women in the Immigrant Church

4. The Religious Factor in the Lives of Korean Ilse Immigrant Women in America

Christianity in Women's Daily Life
The Operative View of God:Sexist-Anthropomorphism
Jesus, the Selfless Savior, as Women's Role Model
Women in Marriage and Family
Male Preference in Families
Women's Role and Status in the Family Structure
Self-Denial and Self-Assertion
New Self-Cultivation
Other-Worldliness and This-Worldliness
Ilse Women in Transition

5. The Dynamics of Ilse Christian Women's Adaptation to Society

Women and Education
Old Wisdom and New Knowledge
Appendix Self
Women and Work
Second-Class Persons

6. Conclusion

Appendix 1. Sample Questionnaire
Appendix 2. Primary Sources: Information on the Interviewees


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