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Korean Women’s Personal Narratives

  • Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
Chapter
Part of the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora book series (ACID)

Abstract

This chapter aims to explore Korean women’s self-esteem experience and their life journeys through in-depth interview studies. The purpose of this exploration is to provide women with a storytelling venue in which they narrate, listen to their inner voices, and articulate their conflicts and dilemma as well as joys and hopes. As a result of this study, we discover a different understanding of the Korean selfhood and self-esteem in light of women’s perspectives and experiences. While interpreting and presenting the interviewed women’s narratives, the author particularly pays attention to the ways how they not only look at themselves with regard to their descriptions of self-esteem and relationships, but how they also develop their selfhood in relational contexts.

Keywords

Interview studies Self-esteem Selfhood Compliance Obedience 

References

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
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  1. 1.Garrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryEvanstonUSA

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