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Duty-Free in the DMZ? Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, the Heyri Art Valley, and Peace Tourism

Black, Shameem


This article examines how twenty-first-century Anglophone digital art, arts marketing, and tourist discourse in South Korea address the problem of reconciliation after mass violence. At the turn of the new millennium, the arts have been enlisted by governments and tourist agencies to rebrand a global icon of conflict—the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ)—into a place of peace. The arts play an important role as mediating figures between violent histories and commodity pleasures in ways that often...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Text
DOI: 10.1215/01642472-2869120


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