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Memories of Migration to and from North Korea
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
“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 new book on forced migration, Markus Bell explores the hidden histories of the men and women who migrated from Japan to the world’s most secretive state. Through vivid ethnographic details and interviews with North Korean refugees, 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. Markus is a Research Officer with the United Nations International Organization for Migration.