Detalle Publicación

Yeonmi Park: North Korean Activist and Instagram Celebrity
Libro: New Forms of Self-Narration: Young Women, Life Writing and Human Rights
Lugar de Edición: Cham
Editorial: Palgrave Macmillan
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Página Inicial - Final: 59 - 76
ISBN: 978-3-030-46419-6
Resumen: This chapter is a companion to the previous one, since Lee and Park come from the very same village in North Korea and their life-writing projects capitalize on the notion of a North Korean girl who escapes, travels to China and onto a Global North final destination. Girlhood is maximized by both, but their self-narration differs in other ways. Though Park fits the girl trope of humanitarian discourse, she strives to move past the category of victim and redefine herself as a survivor. The remediation/curation of Park¿s self on social media platforms¿but also offline¿is assessed to gauge the impact those may have had in crafting a public persona, a celebrity activist, as she has been enrolled in causes beyond Korean activism, namely feminism.