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Haunting the Korean diaspora [electronic resource] : shame, secrecy, and the forgotten war / Grace M. Cho.

Author/Creator:
Cho, Grace M.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (262 p.)
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Subjects:
Korean Americans -- Psychology.
Korean American women -- Psychology.
Immigrants -- United States -- Psychology.
Prostitutes -- Korea (South) -- History -- 20th century.
War brides -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Psychic trauma -- Korea (South).
Shame -- United States.
Secrecy -- United States.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Psychological aspects.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Women.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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. Through intellectual vigor and personal recollection, 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. Grace M. Cho exposes how Koreans in the United States have been profoundly affected by the forgotten war and uncovers the sile
Contents:
Contents; A Note on Transliteration; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Fabric of Erasure; 1. Fleshing Out the Ghost; 2. A Genealogy of Trauma; 3. Tracing the Disappearance of the Yanggongju; 4. The Fantasy of Honorary Whiteness; 5. Diasporic Vision: Methods of Seeing Trauma; Postscript: In Memoriam; Notes; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-235) and index.
ISBN:
0-8166-6646-6
OCLC:
311053574