Asian Christianity in the Diaspora

Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"

A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique

Authors: Cheah, Joseph, Ji-Sun Kim, Grace

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As we listen to Psy's music are we laughing at him or with him? This book responds to this question from historical and theological perspectives and tackles the pressing issues concerning racial stereotypes, imposed masculinity, and imitating another in order to ridicule him/her.

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Author Joseph Cheah: Joseph Cheah, OSM, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Chair, Religious Studies and Theology, University of Saint Joseph, USA Author Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion, USA. She is the author of The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

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"The authors' insight on the difference between 'laughing at Psy' and 'laughing with Psy' in the concluding chapter helps Asian Americans realize that now is a poignant time to think over sexual stereotypes of Asian Americans in the racialized U.S. society. This book is a good resource book for theologians and teachers of culture who are at the racial margins and want to perform their own innovative work in racial relations, conflict, and prejudice in the pop-cultural realm." - Seungyoun Jeong, Asian American Theological Forum

"Are we 'laughing at' or 'laughing with' Psy? Arguing persuasively that we do both, the authors explore how people of Asian descent have been marginalized by racial stereotypes even as they have made use of them to shape their own emerging identities. This book will inspire readers to pause at the interface between cultural expectation and personal integrity, and there attend to how we view others, how they view us, and how we view ourselves." - Cynthia L. Rigby, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA


Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"
Book Subtitle
A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique
Authors
Series Title
Asian Christianity in the Diaspora
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37033-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137370334
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37347-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 99
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