By Jae-Cheon Lim
The legitimacy of the North Korean nation relies completely at the leaders’ own legitimacy, and is maintained via the indoctrination of individuals with chief symbols and the enactment of management cults in lifestyle. it may well therefore be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of chief symbols and the richness and scale of leader-symbol-making in North Korea are easily unrivalled. additionally, the character cults of North Korean leaders are significant to people’s day-by-day job, seriously affecting their minds and feelings. either chief symbols and cult actions are profoundly entrenched within the associations and everyday life, and if separated and cancelled, the North Korean nation will be reworked.
This publication analyses North Korea as a "leader state", targeting parts, chief symbols and cult actions. It argues that those parts were, and stay, the spine of North Korea, shaping North Korean tradition. to bare the "leader nation" personality, the ebook in particular examines North Korea’s management cults, its use of chief symbols in those cults, and the character of the symbolism concerned. How has the North Korean kingdom built the cult of the Kim Il Sung relations? How does the nation use chief symbols to perpetuate this cult? How has the kingdom built myths and rituals that maintain the cult in everyday life? What chief pictures has country propaganda synthetic? How does the state’s manipulation of chief symbols impact the symbolism that's assigned to the leader’s activities? In answering those questions, this publication sheds new mild at the energy and resilience of the North Korean nation, and indicates the way it has been in a position to continue to exist even the main tough fiscal interval of the mid-1990s.
Leader Symbols and character Cult in North Korea could be crucial interpreting for college students and students of North Korea, Korean politics, Asian politics, political sociology and visible politics.
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