North Korean Defectors in a New and Competitive Society

North Korean Defectors in a New and Competitive Society : Issues and Challenges in Resettlement, Adjustment, and the Learning Process

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Ideological and political tensions have impeded paying attention to human rights violations against North Koreans; instead the security concerns of each nation have focused attention on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs. By describing the substantial connection between human rights and nuclear weapons issues in North Korea, this book urges a wide audience, including human rights activists, scholars, and educators, to show leadership in helping North Korean defectors seek freedom.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 158 x 239 x 17mm | 399g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 17 Tables, unspecified; 3 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739192663
  • 9780739192665

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This book is a valuable addition to the growing field of North Korean studies. This multi-layered study of the plight of North Korean refugees-victims of political repression, economic deprivation, and ideological indoctrination-sheds a new light on the "re-traumatization" that many North Korean settlers face in the immeasurably richer and freer South Korea, where they are victimized by socio-economic barriers and general apathy. Lee's book is an eloquent appeal to the human heart in its capacity for abstract sympathy. -- Sung-Yoon Lee, The Fletcher School, Tufts Universityshow more

About Ahlam Lee

Ahlam Lee is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development at Xavier University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Rationale for Supporting North Korean Defectors Chapter 2: The Journey of North Korean Defectors from the North to Free Countries Chapter 3: The Issues and Problems Defectors Face in a New Society Chapter 4: South Korea Government Support for North Korean Defectors Chapter 5: North Korean Defectors Who Sought Asylum and Resettled in Other Countries Beyond South Korea Chapter 6: Implications for Practice and Future Research Chapter 7: Conclusionshow more