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  'Us' and 'Them': The role of religion in mediating and challenging the 'model minority' and other civic boundaries
 
 
Title: 'Us' and 'Them': The role of religion in mediating and challenging the 'model minority' and other civic boundaries
Author: Ecklund, Elaine Howard
Appeared in: Ethnic and racial studies
Paging: Volume 28 (2005) nr. 1 pages 132-150
Year: 2005-01
Contents: This article examines how Korean Americans use the cultural resources of religious communities to mediate race, ethnic, and socio-economic boundaries that have consequences for civic life. Specifically, I compare involvement of Korean Americans in second-generation Korean congregations to those in multiethnic churches. I find Korean Americans who participate in second-generation Korean churches use religion to largely reproduce images of Korean Americans as model minorities, and implicitly distance themselves from those whom they perceive as less financially successful. In contrast, Korean Americans in multiethnic congregations use religion to emphasize the commonality Korean Americans have with other minorities. By using a cultural framework that allows for the agency of individuals in identity and group boundary construction, this work more generally shows the potential for new Americans to use the cultural resources of local organizations to change existing ethnic and racial boundaries in the United States.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

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