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The Dance of Identities: Korean Adoptees and Their Journey toward Empowerment

John D. Palmer

Abstract

Korean adoptees have a difficult time relating to any of the racial identity models because they are people of color who often grew up in white homes and communities. When Korean adoptees attempt to immerse into the Korean community, they feel uncomfortable and unwelcome because they are unfamiliar with Korean customs and language. This book looks at how Korean adoptees engage with their various identities and begin the journey toward self-discovery and empowerment. The book examines assimilation into a White middle-class identity during childhood. Although their White identity may be challeng ... More

Keywords: Korean adoptees, racial identity, people of color, Korean community, White identity, race, racism, transracial identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833718
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833718.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John D. Palmer, author
Colgate University