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Emphasizing sociopolitical and cultural behaviors, this collection provides broad insight into the diverse experiences and perspectives of Korean American women in the light of feminism. In their discussions, the authors focus on the status and progress of Korean American women in contemporary society. Twenty-one selections examine the collective experience and Western feminist issues from minority feminist perspectives. The content is interdisciplinary and raises many thought-provoking, seldom-discussed issues. This book will be of interest to students and faculty in sociology, feminist and women's studies, ethnic studies, and Asian studies.

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Twenty-one essays examine the history and present of Korean American women through a feminist lens. Among the topics discussed are: the social reality of Korean American women; demographic characteristics and trends; attitudes toward ethnic identity, marriage and familial life; work status, conjugal power relations, and marital satisfaction; Korean American mothers' parenting styles and adolescent behavior; and mental health.
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Examining the diverse experiences and perspectives of Korean American women in the light of feminism, this interdisciplinary collection raises thought-provoking issues.

About the Author

AILEE MOON is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Welfare in the School of Public Policy at UCLA.

Table of Contents


Introduction: From Tradition to Modern Feminism

A Woman-Centered Perspective on Korean American Women Today by Young I. Song

A Critical Feminist Inquiry in a Multicultural Context by Sung Sil Lee Sohng

The Social Reality of Korean American Women: Toward Crashing with the Confucian Ideology by El-Hannah Kim

A Profile of Korean Women and Men in the United States

Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Korean American Women and Men by Ailee Moon

Demographic Characteristics and Trends of Post-1965 Korean Immigrant Women and Men by Pyong Gap Min and Young I. Song

Attitudes Toward Ethnic Identity, Marriage, and Familial Life among Women of Korean Descent in the United States, Japan, and Korea by Ailee Moon

Korean American Women Working outside of the Family

Work Status, Conjugal Power Relations, and Marital Satisfaction among Korean Immigrant Married Women by Hye Kyung Chang and Ailee Moon

The Burden of Labor on Korean American Wives in and Outside the Family by Pyong Gap Min

Family and Work Roles of Korean Immigrant Wives and Related Experiences by Kwang Chung Kim and Shin Kim

Korean American Identity

Searching for and Defining a Korean American Identity in a Multicultural Society by Luke I. Kim and Grace S. Kim

Intraethnic, Interracial, and Interethnic Marriages Among Korean American Women by Gin Yong Pang

Ethnic Identities Reflected in Value Orientation of Two Generations of Korean American Women by Ailee Moon and Young I. Song

Marriage and Family

Separation and Divorce among Korean Immigrant Families by Siyon Rhee

The Domestic Violence against Women in Korean Immigrant Families: Cultural, Psychological, and Socioeconomic Perspectives by Young I. Song and Ailee Moon

Korean American Mothers' Parenting Styles and Adolescent Behavior by Eunai Kim Shrake

Life Satisfaction of the Korean American Elderly by Young I. Song

Mental Health Issues

The Mental Health of Korean American Women by Luke I. Kim

Korean Women's Hwa-Byung: Clinical Issues and Implications for Treatment by Mikyong Kim-Goh

Issues for the Future

Korean Feminist and Human Rights Politics: The Chongshinedae/Jugunianfu ("Comfort Women") Movement by Alice Yun Chai

Revisioning of Family Reunions: A Case of Korean American Women and Their Families Separated by War by Sook Ja Paik and Dong Soo Kim

Modern Feminist Issues Facing Korean American Women: A Global Perspective by Young I. Song


Product Details

Song, Young I.
Moon, Ailee
Moon, Ailee
Song, Young I.
Moon, Ailee
Song, Young
Song, Young I.
Westport, Conn. :
Women's Studies
Anthropology - Cultural
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Social conditions
Korean American women -- Social conditions.
Korean American women.
Women's Studies - General
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Publication Date:
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Professional and scholarly
9.56x6.40x1.16 in. 1.47 lbs.

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