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Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War

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Overview

Since the Korean War-the forgotten war-more than a million Korean women have acted as sex workers for U.S. servicemen. More than 100,000 women married GIs and moved to the United States. Haunting the Korean Diaspora explores the repressed history of emotional and physical violence between the United States and Korea and the unexamined reverberations of sexual relationships between Korean women and American soldiers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816652754
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 11/19/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 245
  • Sales rank: 1,146,215
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Transliteration ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Fabric of Erasure 1

1 Fleshing Out the Ghost 27

2 A Genealogy of Trauma 50

3 Tracing the Disappearance of the Yanggongju 89

4 The Fantasy of Honorary Whiteness 129

5 Diasporic Vision: Methods of Seeing Trauma 162

Postscript: In Memoriam 198

Notes 203

Index 237

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