WORK HARD FOR THE KIMS! An introduction to North Korean history, ideology, and culture through the country's propaganda posters

WORK HARD FOR THE KIMS! An introduction to North Korean history, ideology, and culture through the country's propaganda posters

by Scott Fisher

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Overview

The goal of this brief book is to use North Korea’s unique, occasionally beautiful, often threatening propaganda posters to introduce and highlight the country’s history, ideology, and culture. This is not an art critique or an examination of color and painting - the goal is to provoke thought and conversation about one of the world’s most well-known but least understood countries.

As the book unfolds, we’ll see that Pyongyang’s near total control of its domestic information environment is built around four main propaganda themes: the Kim family leadership, the bounty and joy offered by life in the North, unification with the South, and a combination of anti-Americanism with military-focused ethno-nationalism. These four themes reveal what is most important to the North’s rulers, while the censorship of outside narratives competing against Pyongyang’ official worldview reveals a vulnerability for outside policymakers anxious to find a new tool for affecting change in the North.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148354031
Publisher: Scott Fisher
Publication date: 01/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Inveterate wanderer, hack writer, Korea researcher at Georgetown University, East Asia analyst for the U.S. Joint Chiefs at the Pentagon, graduate of Korea’s top university ... but in no way an artist or trained art critic. The goal of this brief book is to use North Korea’s unique, occasionally beautiful, often threatening propaganda posters to introduce and highlight the country’s history, ideology, and culture.

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