Illusive Utopia Theater, Film, and Everyday Performance in North Korea

ISBN-10: 0472117084
ISBN-13: 9780472117086
Edition: 2010
Authors: Suk-Young Kim
List price: $75.00
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Description: No nation stages massive parades and collective performances better than North Korea. Amid a series of intense political/economic crises and international conflicts, North Korea has continued to sponsor unflinching displays of patriotism, glorifying  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/11/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046

No nation stages massive parades and collective performances better than North Korea. Amid a series of intense political/economic crises and international conflicts, North Korea has continued to sponsor unflinching displays of patriotism, glorifying its leaders and revolutionary history through state rituals that can involve hundreds of thousands of performers.Illusive Utopiaexplores how state-sponsored propaganda performances---including public spectacles, theater, film, and other visual media including posters---shape everyday practice in a country where the performing arts are not only a means of entertainment but also a forceful institution used to regulate, educate, and mobilize people.Illusive Utopiaexamines sixty years of propaganda performances and how they have intersected with everyday practices such as education, the mobilization of labor, the gendering of social interactions, the organization of national space, tourism, and transnational human rights. It is the first English-language study of visual culture and performing arts as they relate to the formation of North Korean national identity. "North Korea is not just a security or human rights problem (although it is those things) but a real society. This book gets us closer to understanding North Korea beyond the usual headlines, and does so in a richly detailed, well-researched, and theoretically contextualized way." ---Charles K. Armstrong, Center for Korean Research, Columbia UniversitySuk-Young Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the coauthor (with Kim Yong) ofLong Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor.

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