Category: Cultural narratives of belonging/not belonging


Boundary Line of the Life: Belonging or Not Belonging to the Culture

It is one of important matters for people in Japan whether they belong to their culture or not. There are some expressible and inexpressible cultural standards, which people need to have or achieve until some certain ages. Although such age categories (e.g. to be a full-time employee, to get married, or to have children) have


Folklore As a Reflection of a Society: Black Pete and Cheoyong

Folklore is not genuinely false, in that it is originated from facts in the history, and history cannot be completely invariant in that it is often tailored to serve a certain group or nation. In such a sense folklore and history are closely related each other, which serve to engender the national identity. It is