Archive for August 10th, 2012:

Beautiful Defectors, Part II. Everyday Fashion as Political: Blending into the South Korean Middle Class

By | August 10, 2012

Darcie Draudt and Brian Gleason dig deeper into the issue of identity as revealed in a new South Korean variety show that stars female North Korean defectors.

Style or Substance? Kim Jong-un’s Personality Cult and Reform in North Korea

By | August 10, 2012

Sabine van Ameijden (Department of War Studies, King’s College, London) revisits the DPRK’s reforms of 2002, looks at Rason, and asks what standards need to be used to assess the depth of North Korean assertions of reform.