Creating a Borderland, Constructing a Hybrid Identity
This book suggests that people who experience dislocation can create a borderland where their own marginality gains power and voice. In that borderland, they are able to construct a hybrid identity as a result of deep engagement with one another. In particular, the author’s fieldwork on Korean shamans reveals how the shamanic ritual itself functions as a borderland, wherein the marginalized Korean shamans gain hybrid identity. A Hermeneutic on Dislocation as Experience is a valuable resource for classes in Asian studies, ethnography, cultural anthropology, biblical spirituality, women’s spirituality, and interdisciplinary courses.
index A Adultery legislation, Old Testament, 87 metaphor, 88 Ailment image, 37 Asian Americans autobiographical novel/memoir, genre (distinction), 11–12 immigrant history, 25–29 narratives, intertextual reading, 40–41 women, autobiographical narratives, 9–13 social/culture textures, 25–34 women, Christian spirituality, 116 Asian immigrant woman, 10 dislocation, 88–89 Asian women, dislocated stories, 23 Autobiographical novels, categorization, 23–24 Autobiography, genre definition, 11 B Baby shamans, 82–84 Beauty. See Bosal Biblical text John (7:53-8:11), interpretation, 18–19 transformative reading process, Christian spirituality (attention), 9 Black history, preservation, 10–11 Border, definition, 4 Borderland, 3–6 border-crossing, 104–106 bracketed story, 85 condition, description, 6 creation, 115–116 reading process, 114–115 story, 110–111 explanation, 5 functions, hybridity, 5–6 Jesus, negotiation, 104 shamanic narrative, 43 theory, hybrid identity, 109–110 transformation space, 106–110 Bosal, Beauty (Shin Kut), 66–72 analysis, 69–72 transcript, 66–69 Bosal, Busan, 54, 78–82 shamanic vocation, affirmation, 78 park_book.indd 133 10/4/11 3:33:15 PM 134 a hermeneutic on dislocation as experience Boundary crossing, 105–106 narrative, 99 Bracketed story, 89–91 borderland, 85 feminist biblical scholars, exploration, 87 function, 111 inner texture, 99–104 literary pattern, 102–104 marginality, 87 social/cultural texture, 91–99 Bulsa Kori (officiation), 78, 81 C Chilsung Jaesuk Kut, 122 Chilsungsin, 49, 56 Chinese self, separation, 32–33 Choboojung Kut, 122 Chom (divination), shamanic performance, 44–45 Christian spirituality, 6–8 definition, 7 Color, literary images (usage), 38–39 Cooking direct sensory language,...
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