ERIC Number: EJ936106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
"I Needed to Get out of My Korean Bubble": An Ethnographic Account of Korean American Collegians Juggling Diversity in a Religious Context
Park, Julie J.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v42 n3 p193-212 Sep 2011
This ethnographic account highlights four Korean American students deciding between participating in a racially diverse campus fellowship versus an ethnically homogeneous group. Despite religious convictions about the importance of diversity, students experienced tensions between their ideals concerning diversity and the difficulty of actually implementing such values. Findings show how religion can mediate how students make sense of race relations and campus diversity. Implications for cross-racial interaction and the campus climate for diversity are discussed.
Descriptors: Race, Student Diversity, Racial Relations, Korean Americans, Ethnography, Religious Factors, Religion, Intercultural Communication, Campuses, College Students, Student Participation
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