Bridge-makers and Cross-bearers

Bridge-makers and Cross-bearers

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This volume considers what it is to be a women in the context of the Korean-American church. Drawing on participant observation, interviews, and a review of historical documents, Jun Ha Kim focuses on four major issues: the role of religious institutions within ethnic communities, the role of Christian churches as patriarchal institutions, issues of status inconsistency and role conflict in marginalized communities, and the relative importance of gender and race-ethnicity in shaping the identities of women of color.... two Cadillacs, two BMWs, three Volvos, four family- size vans, two Toyota Supras, one Toyota pickup, and several other Japanese and American-made vehicles parked in the church parking lot. ... The congregation has unspoken dress codes for Sundays, although they hardly talk about it explicitly. ... In general , heavy makeup, big The Church as Gendered and Racially and Ethnically Conditioned 71.

Title:Bridge-makers and Cross-bearers
Author:Jung Ha Kim
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1997


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