냉전의 진열과 쇼핑: DMZ 전망대를 통해 살펴본 냉전경관의 구성

Translated title of the contribution: Displaying and shopping the landscape of the Cold War: The construction of the Cold War landscape in the DMZ observatories

Sang-Hyun Chi, Jin-Soo Lee, Hyunjin Cho, Jewon Ryu, Hanbyeol Jang

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Abstract

Landscapes created by the State represent the ideology of the State. In order to understand the Cold War landscape in the Korean Peninsular since the Korean War, this paper examines the way of controlling the choreography of visitors as well as the characteristics of the DMZ observatories. The landscape of observatories has been (re)created in the process of delivering national ideology to visitors. The Landscape from the observatory is selectively chosen and ‘displayed’, which makes visitors’ landscape consumption activity very passive one. However, visitors’ consumption of the landscape is not only limited to what the observatories provide. Visitors have to go through a series of security checks to reach the observatories where they experience and internalize the reality of the Cold War in the Korean Peninsula by bodily practices and performances. Through the travel before/after visiting the observatories and landscape ‘shopping’, visitors experience the landscape by more active practice and performance, which becomes part of the landscape. By relying on the previous discussions on representational and non-representational cultural geography, this study aims to investigate the way of understanding the landscape of DMZ observatories and further the Cold War landscape in the Korean Peninsula. This study emphasizes that the practices and performances of subjects have to be included for a better understanding of the Cold War landscape as well as the visual elements that have occupied the center of landscape studies.
Translated title of the contributionDisplaying and shopping the landscape of the Cold War: The construction of the Cold War landscape in the DMZ observatories
Original languageKorean
Pages (from-to)605-623
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the Korean Geographical Society
Volume53
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
  • Observatory
  • Cold War Landscape
  • Visual
  • Practice
  • Performance

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