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Outsiders: Memories of Migration to and from North Korea

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Volume 42

Forced Migration

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Memories of Migration to and from North Korea

Markus Bell

242 pages, 7 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-229-2 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (October 2021)

eISBN 978-1-80073-230-8 eBook Not Yet Published

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“Outstanding – academically excellent, full of new research findings, theoretically sophisticated and very well written.” • Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australian National University


In this unique and insightful book, Markus Bell explores the hidden histories of the men, women, and children who traveled from Japan to the world’s most secretive state—North Korea. Through vivid ethnographic details and interviews with North Korean escapees, Outsiders: Memories of Migration to and from North Korea reveals the driving forces that propelled thousands of ordinary people to risk it all in Kim Il-Sung’s “Worker’s Paradise”, only to escape back to Japan half a century later.

Markus Bell is an anthropologist specializing in migration, with over a decade of experience working with displaced people and migrant workers in the Asia Pacific. He has taught at the Australian National University, University of Sheffield, and Goethe University Frankfurt. 

Subject: Refugee and Migration Studies Anthropology (General)
Area: Asia


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