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ERIC Number: EJ967720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8458
Multivocal Post-Diasporic Selves: Entangled in Korean Dramas
Choi, Julie
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v11 n2 p109-123 2012
I interrogate my personal diaries documenting my life in New York, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney over a 20-year period. Taking bearings from Bakhtinian thoughts, I explore the emergence of my post-diasporic identity as a second generation Korean American through watching South Korean dramas. By conversing with journals kept over a 20-year period, I recreate my past, relive memories, and illuminate how dichotomized ways of thinking about language and identity happen within (post-) diasporic speakers. In writing this piece, I venture into the complex terrain of the multilingual self. My focus here is not on past or present Selves but on the processes of the "in-between space" of becoming, exploring the particular dynamics and processes of how certain ways of thinking and seeing are shaped at particular moments, in particular languages, for particular individuals. (Contains 5 footnotes and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; China; Japan; New York