Korean American Women

Stories of Acculturation and Changing Selves

By Jenny Pak

© 2006 – Routledge

250 pages

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About the Book

Current models of acculturation in multicultural counseling literature are severely limited in describing how individuals deal with the complexity of culture change. The reasons for immigration, the historical period during which the immigration occurred, educational and socioeconomic levels, ethnic community and religious involvements, family functioning, and social support, to name a few, all have an impact in the process of cultural adaptation. This book examines Korean American women's dual-cultural identity. By utilizing multiple case studies, the book highlights: (1) the complexity of issues involved as individuals go through different levels of culture change, and (2) the multiplicity of people negotiating their lives in the dual-cultural context and creating meaning out of many ambiguous and even contradictory life situations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Abstract 1. Introduction 2. Review of Literature 3. Methods 4. Results 5. Discussion References Appendices

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC043000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies