ABSTRACT

This study focus on the phenomenon of North Korean women defectors transnational mother experiences. Based on the long term fieldwork and oral life history interview with 5 North Korean women defectors who put a child in China and came to South Korea alone, this study examined the reason why and how to be transnational mother, transnational mother’s role conflict, and resettlement affection in South Korea through the concept of ‘transnational mother'. The results are as follows. First, the identification and repatriation to North Korea of Chinese police impact and motivate to became a transnational mother. Second, North Korean transnational mothers do the 'long distance mother role’ while maintaining the child's in China, and suffer physical, emotional transnational mother’s pains. The transnational mothering is supported the activities such as phone calls, sending gifts on birthday, tuition assistance. Third, North Korean women defectors accept the transnational mothering. They are reconstructed their mothering role. They make their own new life like marriage, university study, and so on. The North Korean women's transnational mothers experience in this study reveals the diversity of North Korean women defectors.

KEYWORD

North Korean Women Defector, Transnational Mothering, Mothering conflict, Family Separation키워드가 없는 경우 스페이스(공백) 또는, 을 입력하신 후 진행하시면 됩니다.

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