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DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

Suk-Young Kim


This book focuses on a diverse selection of people who have crossed the border between North and South Korea and also assesses the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than constitutional delineation. It details how these individuals use their physical bodies and emotions as “optimal frontiers,” and shows how they resist the state's right to draw geopolitical borders and define their national identities. It highlights the fact that, although the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) is one of the most heavily guarded places on earth, it also provides passage for thousands o ... More

Keywords: North Korea, South Korea, Korean demilitarized zone, Korean DMZ, Korean division, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231164825
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164825.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suk-Young Kim, author