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By Ji-Yeon Yuh

Since the start of the Korean struggle in 1950, approximately 100,000 Korean girls have immigrated to the USA because the other halves of yank squaddies. in line with broad oral interviews and archival learn, Beyond the Shadow of the Camptowns tells the tales of those girls, from their presumed organization with U.S. army camptowns and prostitution to their struggles in the intercultural households they bring about within the United States.

Historian Ji-Yeon Yuh argues that army brides are a distinct prism during which to view cultural and social touch among Korea and the U.S. After putting those girls in the context of Korean-U.S. family and the legacies of either jap and U.S. colonialism vis á vis army prostitution, Yuh is going directly to discover their lives, their coping thoughts with their new households, and their relationships with their Korean households and fatherland. themes variety from the personal—the function of foodstuff of their lives—to the communalthe efforts of army other halves to shape help teams that permit them to confirm Korean id that either American and Koreans may deny them.

Relayed with heat and compassion, this is often the 1st in-depth learn of Korean army brides, and is a groundbreaking contribution to Asian American, women's, and "new" immigrant stories, whereas additionally offering a special method of army history.

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