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“The Only Dominator and Remaker of the World”: , , and the Rhetoric of North Korean Juche
Western Journal of Communication (2016)
  • Andrew F Wood, San Jose State University
  • David P. Terry, Louisiana State University
Abstract
This essay examines the constitutive rhetoric of monuments, tourist sites, and spectacles encountered while visiting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 2012. Expanding ideographic analysis, the essay adds an axis of performativity to extant axes of synchronic pairs and diachronic temporality. Key sites for analysis include the Monument to Party Foundation, the Mansudae Grand Monument, and the USS Pueblo exhibit, sites that reflect an evolution and interplay of <self-reliance> and <unification> to provide insights on a place too often dismissed as the “Hermit Kingdom.”
Keywords
  • DPRK,
  • Ideograph,
  • Juche,
  • Performance,
  • Tourism
Disciplines
Publication Date
2016
DOI
10.1080/10570314.2016.1163614
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Citation Information
Andrew F Wood and David P. Terry. "“The Only Dominator and Remaker of the World”: , , and the Rhetoric of North Korean Juche" Western Journal of Communication Vol. 80 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 502 - 518
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_wood/93/