DMZ crossing : performing emotional citizenship along the Korean border / Suk-Young Kim.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 205 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231537261; 0231537263.Subject(s): Borderlands -- Social aspects -- Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea) | Families -- Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea) | Koreans -- Ethnic identity | Group identity -- Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea)Additional physical formats: Print version:: DMZ crossing.DDC classification: 951.9 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : contesting the border, redefining citizenship -- Imagined border crossers on stage -- Divided screen, divided paths -- Twice crossing and the price of emotional citizenship -- Borders on display: museum exhibitions -- Nation and nature beyond the borderland.
"The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than constitutional delineation. Using their physical bodies and emotions as optimal frontiers, these individuals resist the state's right to draw geopolitical borders and define their national identity. Drawing on sources that range from North Korean documentary films, museum exhibitions, and theater productions to protester perspectives and interviews with South Korean officials and activists, this volume recasts the history of Korean division and draws a much more nuanced portrait of the region's Cold War legacies. The book ultimately helps readers conceive of the DMZ as a dynamic summation of personalized experiences rather than as a fixed site of historical significance. Suk-Young Kim is a professor of theater and East Asian studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her book Illusive Utopia addresses North Korean state propaganda and rituals, and she is the coauthor of Long Road Home, which documents the oral history of a North Korean labor camp survivor"--Provided by publisher.
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