A relational model of understanding adult Korean adoptees' ethnic identity formation in the United States [electronic resource] /Show full item record
|Title||A relational model of understanding adult Korean adoptees' ethnic identity formation in the United States [electronic resource] /|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed May 13, 2008).
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2008.
"Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Brite Divinity School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling."
Dissertation advisor: Christie Cozad Neuger.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
While adult Korean adoptees suffer from injustice that occurs out of sexism and racism, and that impacts ethnic identity formation destructively, this dissertation argues that expressing human agency through the action of responses to relationship is essential in constructing a healthy ethnic identity. Integrating the thought of Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki and John Shotter, this project maintains that an expression of human agency involves resistance against injustice and participation in new possibilities that take place in each moment in relationship. To live as persons who express human responsibility requires making choices and reconstructing ethnic identities.
|Subject||Adoptees United States.
Korean Americans Ethnic identity.
Korean Americans Race identity.
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- Theses and Dissertations