What is it about?
Ethnic minorities struggle with internalized oppression. Amongst Chinese Australian Christians, this dynamic can be seen when they elevate Anglo-centric Christianity while accepting their own subordinated ethno-racial position. This paper examines where it comes from ways to start mitigating it.
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Why is it important?
Internalized oppression is a relatively new area of research. Bi-cultural people may think they get the best of both worlds but we may find ourselves elevating the West while denigrating the East. When we can properly identify how this has happened, we can mitigate its negative effects on ethnic communities and truly come to critique and appreciate Christianity through different worldviews.
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This page is a summary of: Internalized Oppression in Chinese Australian Christians and Its Mission Impact, Mission Studies, December 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15733831-12341866.
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