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The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea Vol.29 No.2 pp.1-44

Seeking Gender Equality and Inclusiveness for Multicultural Families in South Korea : Focusing on a New Textbook Series by the National Institute of Korean

Yuri Kim
Yonsei University


In this paper a new textbook series published by The National Institute of Korean Language in 2019 is analyzed for its three shortcomings in promoting gender equality and inclusiveness. First, the new textbook series are still assuming that women are the primary caretakers of the house and children. Second, the series questionably address people’s appearances in the text, in forms such as fat-shaming. Lastly, the new textbook series engage in trying to normalize Koreanness. An interview with a marriage immigrant was conducted to give insight about if these aspects are truly problematic in a perspective of the marriage immigrant.




  1. Journal Abbreviation : j. Korea Saf. Manag. Sci.
    Frequency : Published three times annually in April, August and December, including an international issue
    Doi Prefix : 10.14353/sjk.
    Year of Launching : 2013
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