The Power of Ambivalence: Using Ambivalence as a Healing Resource for Asian Women in the Confucian Context

The Power of Ambivalence: Using Ambivalence as a Healing Resource for Asian Women in the... Pastoral Psychol https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-018-0820-6 The Power of Ambivalence: Using Ambivalence as a Healing Resource for Asian Women in the Confucian Context Insook Lee Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The purpose of this article is to explore the power of Bcultivated ambivalence^ in the task of constructing Confucian feminism. Such resources of cultivated and radical ambiv- alence create a Bthird space^ in which Asian women can be true both to themselves and to their ambivalence. In this space, they would be empowered to Btalk back^ to both Confucian traditions and Western liberal feminism. . . . . . Keywords Ambivalence Confucianism Feminism Modernization Asian women Mental health Introduction As a result of modernization and globalization, Asian women in Confucian contexts encounter the approaches to women’s issues which are radically different from their own traditions. Among the different approaches, Western liberal feminism is the most challenging one to Asianwomen, particularlyasit pertainsto issuesofwomen’s social roles, gender identities, political and economic equality, reproductive freedom, etc. Western liberal feminism is rooted in the claims of the individual woman’s rights and freedoms, whereas Confucian traditions emphasize family, community, harmony, and relationship as their core values. Even in a thoroughly globalized world, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pastoral Psychology Springer Journals

The Power of Ambivalence: Using Ambivalence as a Healing Resource for Asian Women in the Confucian Context

Pastoral Psychology , Volume OnlineFirst – Jun 4, 2018
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Springer US
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
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Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Religious Studies, general; Cross Cultural Psychology; Sociology, general
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0031-2789
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1573-6679
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10.1007/s11089-018-0820-6
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Pastoral Psychol https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-018-0820-6 The Power of Ambivalence: Using Ambivalence as a Healing Resource for Asian Women in the Confucian Context Insook Lee Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The purpose of this article is to explore the power of Bcultivated ambivalence^ in the task of constructing Confucian feminism. Such resources of cultivated and radical ambiv- alence create a Bthird space^ in which Asian women can be true both to themselves and to their ambivalence. In this space, they would be empowered to Btalk back^ to both Confucian traditions and Western liberal feminism. . . . . . Keywords Ambivalence Confucianism Feminism Modernization Asian women Mental health Introduction As a result of modernization and globalization, Asian women in Confucian contexts encounter the approaches to women’s issues which are radically different from their own traditions. Among the different approaches, Western liberal feminism is the most challenging one to Asianwomen, particularlyasit pertainsto issuesofwomen’s social roles, gender identities, political and economic equality, reproductive freedom, etc. Western liberal feminism is rooted in the claims of the individual woman’s rights and freedoms, whereas Confucian traditions emphasize family, community, harmony, and relationship as their core values. Even in a thoroughly globalized world,

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Pastoral PsychologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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