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dc.contributor.authorMyadar, Orhon
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Ronald A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-06T19:19:09Z
dc.date.available2020-04-06T19:19:09Z
dc.date.issued2020-02
dc.identifier.citationMyadar, O., & Davidson, R. A. (2020). “Mom, I want to come home”: Geographies of compound displacement, violence and longing. Geoforum, 109, 78-85. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.01.009en_US
dc.identifier.issn0016-7185
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.01.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/640188
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on former "comfort woman" Gil Won-ok's story to explore the dialectical relationship between place and self, or what Edward Casey calls the "geographical self." Gil was one of thousands of women who were used as sex slaves by the Imperial Army of Japan at "comfort stations" during World War II. Taken from her hometown of Pyongyang when she was fourteen years old, Gil endured years of compounding violence in displacement away from her family and homeland. Today, at age 92, Gil still does not know what happened to her family as the division of Korea prevented her from returning home, extending her displacement. Despite the scale and brutal nature of this state-sponsored violence against thousands of young women and girls, geographic scholarship is critically lacking in addressing this violence. We hope to fill this gap. Theoretically, the article contributes to the broader literature on the dyad of place and self, and we do so by broadening the discussion of the geographical self to better understand the violence of displacement and longing for one's lost place. But most importantly this article would make a modest contribution of recognition to Gil's long struggle and perseverance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTDen_US
dc.rights© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://www.elsevier.com/tdm/userlicense/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectGil Won-oken_US
dc.subjectComfort womenen_US
dc.subjectGeographical selfen_US
dc.subjectPlace and selfen_US
dc.subjectGendered violenceen_US
dc.subjectDisplacementen_US
dc.title“Mom, I want to come home”: Geographies of compound displacement, violence and longingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Sch Geog & Deven_US
dc.identifier.journalGEOFORUMen_US
dc.description.note24 month embargo; published online: 25 January 2020en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleGeoforum
dc.source.volume109
dc.source.beginpage78
dc.source.endpage85


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