About

Welcome!

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My name’s Annabelle and I’m participating in a final year Visual Anthropology project as part of my BA in Social Anthropology. We have been given the task of creating a 10 minute-long ethnographic film about a topic of our choice. This blog will document what happens throughout my journey and it will be a platform for my film and the ideas that inspired me to make it!

I hope you enjoy what’s here, please feel free to leave comments.

 


 

Knock knock
Who’s there?
Yes
Yes who?
Yeswhonim 

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Don’t worry if you don’t get it. Ye-su-nim means Jesus in Korean and this cross-cultural joke captures how Christianity appeared at the door and entered the lives of many Koreans, both in Korea and in countries Koreans have emigrated to. Christianity now contributes to 1/3 of religious belief in South Korea, along with 1/3 Buddhism and 1/3 atheism.

This blog will be used as a space to present my explorations of religion in London’s Christian Korean Community. I hope to explore what it means to be a Christian Korean person living in the United Kingdom, and why joining a church is appealing for new migrants. Through the techniques of Visual Anthropology I hope to give a sense of space and give a sense of truth to the viewers and readers of this blog about the people that have informed my experiences and conclusions.

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