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2015, Vol., No.47

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    Masculinity and Mission: The Transformation of American Attitudes towards Jews during the “Long 1950s”

    Bellomy,Donald C. | 2015, (47) | pp.5~22 | number of Cited : 0
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    The “long 1950s” – roughly 1948 through 1963 – witnessed a significant transformation of Christian attitudes towards Jews in the United States. Among the reasons for the change, perhaps the most surprising was an unprecedented association of Jews with vigorous masculinity at a time of national confusion and anxiety about the meaning and durability of male gender roles. All Americans felt the pull of these tensions, not least among them Protestant Christians who, despite the emergence of new male role models in their own midst, accepted tutelage from other traditions as well. Particularly powerful symbols of the new Jewish masculinity were a triad who can be thought of as the “three Bens”: on the movie screens, Judah Ben-Hur in the 1959 blockbuster film Ben-Hur; from library shelves Ari Ben Canaan, the hero of Leon Uris’s bestselling 1958 novel Exodus as well as the 1960 film made from it; and on the evening news, David Ben-Gurion, whose career as the most important figure in Israeli society and politics coincided exactly with the span of the “long 1950s.” The “three Bens” differed from other male role models in the era by their effective linkage of hyper-masculinity with a sense of focused purpose. The union of masculinity and mission would help shape American ideals and ideologies in the 1960s and beyond.
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    The Influence of Social Exclusion on Mental Health of the Disabled: Moderate Effect of Social Support

    Choi Jeong-Min | 강승원 | Lee Hae Kyung | 2015, (47) | pp.23~41 | number of Cited : 0
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    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the social exclusion and mental health in persons with disabilities, to explore the moderate effect of social support on those relationship and to suggest practical implications for social work services for those persons with disabilities. Data for this study were collected through the use of a survey instrument completed by 179 samples from persons with disabilities who live in jeolla-do. Collected data were analysed by moderated multiple regression. The findings of this study were as follows: First, the social support had moderate effect on relationship between social exclusion and self-esteem. Second, the social support had moderate effect on relationship between social exclusion and depression. Based on these findings, the research discussion reinforced the importance of social exclusion, social support and mental health, and suggested effective intervention programs.
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    Public Diplomacy and the Overseas Korean Education: A Case Study of Korean Language Education in Indonesia

    김은미 | HEON JOO JUNG | Kang Heum Yon and 1other persons | 2015, (47) | pp.43~64 | number of Cited : 4
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    This paper aims to examine the current status and problems of the overseas Korean language education from the perspective of public diplomacy and searches for policy implications by taking a closer look at the Korean language education in Indonesia. For that purpose, this study suggests an analytical framework with a focus on internal and external factors to systematically analyze the Indonesian case. The overseas Korean language education plays an important role in public diplomacy as a communication tool so that foreign publics have good images and amicable feelings toward Korea. Despite the economic and diplomatic significance of Indonesia to South Korea, there have been few research on Korean language education in Indonesia. This study finds that lack of coordination and cooperation among various actors involved in the overseas Korean language education and policies that had not taken seriously country characteristics have negative effects on Korea's public diplomacy. An in-depth analysis of the overseas Korean language education and policy suggestions would positively contribute to the advancement of Korea’s public diplomacy.
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    The Role of the Health & Welfare Committee in the Legislative Process of the Social Security Act: the Case of the Act on Long-Term Care Insurance for the Aged

    Shinyong, Lee | 2015, (47) | pp.65~97 | number of Cited : 2
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    The National Assembly Standing Committee can exert a strong influence on the legislative process, judging, disposing, or proposing bills. But its role is not fixed in the legislative process. Committees can play a role to give information to the plenary session of the National Assembly, to influence on the legislative process for the majority party or to draw up bill which the Administration favors. The Health & Welfare Committee met the Administration’s demands in the legislative process of the Act on Long-Term Care Insurance for the Aged. Besides, it accepted so many delegation provisions which the Administration proposed. As a result, the Health & Welfare Committee has played a role for the Administration agent in the legislative process of the Act on Long-Term Care Insurance for the Aged, intending to do so or not.
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    New Strategy for the Development of Inter-Korean Relations Viewed through the Lense of Cross-Strait Relations Model

    YUN, GYONGWOO | 2015, (47) | pp.99~135 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this article is to find the new model to gradually change within North Korea by exposing it to the outside through South Korean-Chinese and North Korean-Chinese cooperation which North Korea, facing its toughest battle for survival, would feel less apprehensive than direct inter-Korean one by critically examining the development model of cross-straits relations with inter-Korean relations. Special attention will be paid to the North Korean-China border area as a roundabout way to induce change in North Korea, considering the roller coaster inter-Korean relations.