Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America / Edition 1

Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America / Edition 1

by Ji-Yeon Yuh
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ISBN-10:
0814796982
ISBN-13:
9780814796986
Pub. Date:
07/01/2002
Publisher:
New York University Press
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Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America / Edition 1

Since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, nearly 100,000 Korean women have immigrated to the United States as the wives of American soldiers. Based on extensive oral interviews and archival research, Beyond the Shadow of the Camptowns tells the stories of these women, from their presumed association with U.S. military camptowns and prostitution to their struggles within the intercultural families they create in the United States.

Historian Ji-Yeon Yuh argues that military brides are a unique prism through which to view cultural and social contact between Korea and the U.S. After placing these women within the context of Korean-U.S. relations and the legacies of both Japanese and U.S. colonialism vis á vis military prostitution, Yuh goes on to explore their lives, their coping strategies with their new families, and their relationships with their Korean families and homeland. Topics range from the personal—the role of food in their lives—to the communal—the efforts of military wives to form support groups that enable them to affirm Korean identity that both American and Koreans would deny them.

Relayed with warmth and compassion, this is the first in-depth study of Korean military brides, and is a groundbreaking contribution to Asian American, women's, and "new" immigrant studies, while also providing a unique approach to military history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814796986
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Series: Nation of Nations Series
Pages: 283
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Camptown, U.S.A.

2. American Fever

3. Immigrant Encounters: From Resistance to Survival

4. Cooking American, Eating Korean

5. Prodigal Daughters, Filial Daughters

6. Sisters Do It For Themselves: Building Community

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