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North Korea's hidden revolution : how the information underground is transforming a closed society

Title
North Korea's hidden revolution : how the information underground is transforming a closed society / Jieun Baek.
ISBN
9780300217810
0300217811
Publication
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
Copyright Notice Date
©2016.
Physical Description
xxvi, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Summary
"One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government's sealed informational borders. Drawing on deeply personal interviews with North Korean defectors from all walks of life, ranging from propaganda artists to diplomats, Jieun Baek tells the story of North Korea's information underground--the network of citizens who take extraordinary risks by circulating illicit content such as foreign films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias. By fostering an awareness of life outside North Korea and enhancing cultural knowledge, the materials these citizens disseminate are affecting the social and political consciousness of a people, as well as their everyday lives"--Front jacket flap.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 06, 2017
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index.
Contents
Immortal gods : why North Korea is such a durable regime
Cracks in the system : an information revolution
"Old school" media : from trader gossip to freedom balloons
The digital underground
A new generation rising
Implications, predictions, and a call to action
Appendix. How remittances are sent to North Korea.
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