North Koreans In Japan: Language, Ideology, And Identity, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

North Koreans In Japan

Language, Ideology, And Identity, 1st Edition

By Sonia Ryang

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This fascinating ethnography provides unique insights into the history, politics, ideology, and daily life of North Koreans living in Japan. Because Sonia Ryang was raised in this community, she was able to gain unprecedented access and to bring her personal knowledge to bear on this closed society. In addition to providing a valuable view of the e

Table of Contents

Introduction: Writing About North Koreans in Japan, PART I THE SCHOOL, 1 The Performative and Its Effects, 2 From Performative to Performance, PART 2 THE HISTORY, 3 The Rise of Legitimate Identity, 4 The Structure of Coexistence, PART 3 THE SEARCH, 5 Hesitation and Transition, 6 Diaspora and Beyond, Conclusion: New Language, New Identity

About the Author

Sonia Ryang is assistant professor in anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies