Publisher: NYU Press (July 1, 2002)
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because the starting of the Korean struggle in 1950, approximately 100,000 Korean girls have immigrated to the U.S. because the other halves of yank squaddies. in keeping with huge oral interviews and archival study, past the Shadow of the Camptowns tells the tales of those ladies, from their presumed organization with U.S. army camptowns and prostitution to their struggles in the intercultural households they bring within the usa. Historian Ji-Yeon Yuh argues that army brides are a different prism wherein to view cultural and social touch among Korea and the U.S. After putting those ladies in the context of Korean-U.S. family and the legacies of either eastern and U.S. colonialism vis á vis army prostitution, Yuh is going directly to discover their lives, their coping ideas with their new households, and their relationships with their Korean households and native land. subject matters variety from the personal—the function of foodstuff of their lives—to the communalthe efforts of army better halves to shape aid teams that permit them to verify Korean identification that either American and Koreans could deny them. Relayed with heat and compassion, this can be the 1st in-depth examine of Korean army brides, and is a groundbreaking contribution to Asian American, women's, and "new" immigrant stories, whereas additionally delivering a special method of army background.