Testimony and its Epistemological (Im)possibility

Picture Credit: Yonhap News, Resistance is a fact of history, and only in accepting this fact does history reveal itself to the partial openings through which it is seen. While resistance has been theorized and reinterpreted endlessly, it remains as the fundamental fact in learning to understand how the world functions. North Korea, or the ‘North Korea problem,’ stands at the center of politics not as a nation-state, but as an object of research. In order to problematize and theorize what resistance is and how it can transform, one must address the relations of knowledge production and how knowledge production itself shapes the knowledge that is export

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