Representations of the Korean Disabled Men Images through the Relationships in Multicultural Society in Korean Novels

한국 소설에 재현된 다문화 사회 장애 남성상

  • Kim, Se-Ryoung (Dept. of Korean Language&culture, Hoseo university) ;
  • Nam, Se-Hyun (Dept. of Rehabilitation, Hanshin university)
  • Received : 2016.09.01
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28


This study is focused on showing possibilities and limitations of the disabled men roles through the relationships with migrant women in korean novels, furthermore it is discovering the problems and the directions for successful cohabitation of the disabled men and migrant women in Korea. To accomplish this purpose of study, we analyzed and criticized 5 Korean novels which described the life of a disabled man with a migrant woman in Korean multicultural society. As a result, the disabled man in those relationships represented the man who was only true to his own desires or the man of the minority in social restraint due to disability and also those men can be classified as attackers or helpers for their migrant lovers. These formulaic expressions being problematic by themselves also facilitate making distorted images of the disabled men and migrant women.


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