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The Resource Rewriting revolution : women, sexuality, and memory in North Korean fiction, Immanuel Kim

Rewriting revolution : women, sexuality, and memory in North Korean fiction, Immanuel Kim

Label
Rewriting revolution : women, sexuality, and memory in North Korean fiction
Title
Rewriting revolution
Title remainder
women, sexuality, and memory in North Korean fiction
Statement of responsibility
Immanuel Kim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is firmly fixed in the Western imagination as a barbaric vestige of the Cold War, a "rogue" nation that refuses to abide by international norms. It is seen as belligerent and oppressive, a poor nation bent on depriving its citizens of their basic human rights and expanding its nuclear weapons program at the expense of a faltering economy. Even the North's literary output is stigmatized and dismissed as mere propaganda literature praising the Great Leader. Immanuel Kim's book confronts these stereotypes, offering a more complex portrayal of literature in the North based on writings from the 1960s to the present. The state, seeking to "write revolution," prescribes grand narratives populated with characters motivated by their political commitments to the leader, the Party, the nation, and the collective. While acknowledging these qualities, Kim argues for deeper readings. In some novels and stories, he finds, the path to becoming a revolutionary hero or heroine is no longer a simple matter of formulaic plot progression; instead it is challenged, disrupted, and questioned by individual desires, decisions, doubts, and imaginations. Fiction in the 1980s in particular exhibits refreshing story lines and deeper character development along with creative approaches to delineating women, sexuality, and the family. These changes are so striking that they have ushered in what Kim calls a Golden Age of North Korean fiction. Rewriting Revolution charts the insightful literary frontiers that critically portray individuals negotiating their political and sexual identities in a revolutionary state. In this fresh and thought-provoking analysis of North Korean fiction, Kim looks past the ostensible state propaganda to explore the dynamic literary world where individuals with human emotions reside. His book fills a major lacuna and will be of interest to literary scholars and historians of East Asia, as well as to scholars of global and comparative studies in socialist countries
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kim, Immanuel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korean fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Families in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY / Asia / Korea
  • Families in literature
  • Korean fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Korea (North)
Label
Rewriting revolution : women, sexuality, and memory in North Korean fiction, Immanuel Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Desexualizing motherhood : the lost referential of women -- Kiss and tell : words that come undone -- The woman question(s) : desiring a happy marriage -- Women, divorce, and the state -- Motherhood revisited : disrupting national history
Control code
on1020029673
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824873608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225v60j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020029673
Label
Rewriting revolution : women, sexuality, and memory in North Korean fiction, Immanuel Kim
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Desexualizing motherhood : the lost referential of women -- Kiss and tell : words that come undone -- The woman question(s) : desiring a happy marriage -- Women, divorce, and the state -- Motherhood revisited : disrupting national history
Control code
on1020029673
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824873608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225v60j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020029673

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