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41hcdf9qk8l-_sx350_bo1204203200_The Sixth Book in our Series, “Asian Christianity in the Diaspora” is now released. Please order and read, The Gendered Politics of the Korean Protestant Right: Hegemonic Masculinity by Dr. Nami Kim. 

Nami Kim’s new book makes a powerful contribution to the study of Korean Christianity and how the Protestant Right engages with gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religion.

From the Back Cover

This book provides a critical feminist analysis of the Korean Protestant Right’s gendered politics. Specifically, the volume explores the Protestant Right’s responses and reactions to the presumed weakening of hegemonic masculinity in Korea’s post-hypermasculine developmentalism context. Nami Kim examines three phenomena: Father School (an evangelical men’s manhood and fatherhood restoration movement), the anti-LGBT movement, and Islamophobia/anti-Muslim racism. Although these three phenomena may look unrelated, Kim asserts that they represent the Protestant Right’s distinct yet interrelated ways of engaging the contested hegemonic masculinity in Korean society. The contestation over hegemonic masculinity is a common thread that runs through and connects these three phenomena. The ways in which the Protestant Right has engaged the contested hegemonic masculinity have been in relation to “others,” such as women, sexual minorities, gender nonconforming people, and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities.

About the Author

Nami Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Spelman College, USA. Her co-edited volume (with W. Anne Joh), Critical Theology against U.S. Militarism in Asia, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. Kim serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion.


“Asian Christianity in the Diaspora” Book Series Description

Palgrave Series Editors: Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Joseph Cheah

Asian American theology is still at its nascent stage. It began in the 1980’s with just a handful of scholars who were recent immigrants to the United States. Now with the rise in Asian American population and the rise of Asian American theologians, this new community is an ever-important voice within theological discourse and Asian American cultural studies.

This new series seeks to bring to the forefront some of the important, provocative new voices within Asian American Theology. The series aims to provide Asian American theological responses to the complex process of migration and resettlement process of Asian immigrants and refugees. We will address theoretical works on the meaning of diaspora, exile, and social memory, and the foundational works concerning the ways in which displaced communities remember and narrate their experiences. Such an interdisciplinary approach entails intersectional analysis between Asian American contextual theology and one other factor; be it sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, and/or cultural studies.

This series also addresses Christianity from Asian perspectives. We welcome manuscripts that examine the identity and internal coherence of the Christian faith in its encounters with different Asian cultures, with Asian people, the majority of whom are poor, and with non-Christian religions that predominate the landscape of the Asian continent.

Palgrave is embarking on a transformation of discourse within Asian and Asian American theological scholarship as this will be the first of its kind. As we live in a global world in which Christianity has re-centered itself in the Global South and among the racialized minorities in the United States, it behooves us to listen to the rich, diverse and engaging voices of Asian and Asian American theologians.

If you have a project you think may be suitable for the series, contact the series editors: Grace Ji-Sun Kim, gjskim@hotmail.com & Joseph Cheah, Jpcheah@aol.com

Other book in the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora Book Series

Fifth Book in the Series: Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity by Dr. Julius-Kei Kato


Fourth Book in the Series:  Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement edited by Drs. Justin K. H. Tse and Jonathan Y. Tan


Third Book in the SeriesReligious Experience Among Second Generation Korean Americans (Anthropology, Change and Development) by Mark Chung Hearn


Second Book in the SeriesIdentity, Youth, and Gender in Korean American Church by Christine Hong


First Book in the Series: Theological Reflections on Gangnam Style: A Racial, Sexual and Cultural Critique  co-written Joseph Cheah & Grace Ji-Sun Kim