S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Social Development and Policy Research (사회발전연구소) Development and Society Development and Society Vol.30 No.1/2 (2001)
A Korean Community of Internal Diaspora: The Identities of Wollam’Ins in Sokcho, South
- Kim, Gwi Ok
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- Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences, Seoul National University
- Development and Society, Vol.30 No.1, pp. 27-50
- Sokcho has a special history due to Korean Division. In fact it experienced two divisions, the first at the time of Liberation from colonial rule in Aug. 15, 1945, and the second resulting from the Korean War, so that the city was dominated by a socialist and capitalist state respectively. Quite a few families became separated during those periods, which spanned about 8 years. A great many natives also have dispersed families; that is, partial families who were displaced by the war. Sokcho itself largely consists of dispersed families, and it can be regarded as the city of dispersed families in modern Korean history.
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