De-Bordering Korea: Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the by Valérie Gelézeau,Koen De Ceuster,Alain Delissen

By Valérie Gelézeau,Koen De Ceuster,Alain Delissen

As tensions stay at the Korean peninsula, this e-book appears to be like again at the decade of more advantageous inter-Korean family and engagement among 1998 and 2008, referred to now because the ‘Sunshine coverage’ period. relocating past conventional financial and political views, it explores how this decade of intensified cooperation either affected and reshaped latest actual, social and psychological limitations among the 2 Koreas, and the way this ‘de-bordering’ and ‘re-bordering’ has replaced the respective attitudes in the direction of the opposite.

Based round 3 key subject matters, ‘Space’, ‘People’, and ‘Representations’, this ebook seems to be on the tangible and intangible parts of touch created by means of North-South engagement in the course of the years of the light coverage. ‘Space’ specializes in the border areas and discusses how the border displays the dynamics of a number of varieties of exchanges and connections among the 2 Koreas, in addition to the hot territorial buildings those have created. ‘People’ addresses matters in human interactions and social firms, taking a look at North Korean defectors within the South, transferring styles of North-South festival within the ‘Korean’ diaspora of post-Soviet imperative Asia, and the particular and actual presence of the opposite in a number of social settings. ultimately, ‘Representations’ analyses identical to the opposite Korea because it is produced, circulated, altered/falsified and obtained (or now not) on each side of the Korean border.

The members to this quantity draw on a extensive spectrum of disciplines starting from geography, anthropology and archaeology, to media stories, historical past and sociology, so that it will express how the department among North and South Korea features as an important matrix for geographical, social and mental buildings on each side of the border. As such, this ebook will attract scholars and students from quite a few fields of analysis, together with Korean experiences, Korean tradition and society, and diplomacy extra commonly.

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