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Beyond the Shadow of Camptown : Korean Military Brides in America - Ji-Yeon Yuh

Beyond the Shadow of Camptown

Korean Military Brides in America

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Beyond the Shadoe of Camptown is a readable and poignant piece of scholarship. There is much worth praising in this book. -Brandon Palmer, University of Hawaii at Manoa In general, the fluid writing style demonstrates Yuh's background in journalsm, and helps explain why this work made its way from dissertation to hardcover so rapidly. It is a study that demands attention from scholars of foreign relations and migration between Korea and the United States, and deserves attention from ethnic studies scholars and immigration scholars as well.-Journal of American Ethnic History Yuh has composed a complex, provocative, and compassionate portrayal of the experiences of Korean military brides from the 1950s through the 1990s. . . . Delving into how these women face isolation and alienation from both Korean and US societies because of their transnational status, Yuh's masterful history demonstrates that these women have resisted perceptions of both societies and forged communities based on their claiming Korean and US identities as Korean military brides. A wonderful resource... Highly recommended. -Choice Ji-Yeon Yuh's book poignantly illustrates the human costs and benefits of militarized migration in the context of American-Korean relations. -The Journal of Asian Studies Ji-Yeon Yuh uses a wealth of sources, especially moving oral histories, to tell an important, at times heartbreaking, story of Korean military brides. She takes us beyond the stereotypes and reveals their roles within their families, communities, and Korean immigration to the U.S. Without ignoring their difficult lives, Yuh portrays these women's agency and dignity with skill and compassion. -K. Scott Wong, Williams College Ji-Yeon Yuh's study is to be commended on several counts, not the least of which is the unique prism (dust jacket) she gives the contemporary reader into the social and cultural contract between Korea and the United States, clearly a template that we would be advised to heed in these troubled times. - The Journal of American History By studying the lives and history of Korean military brides, Ji-Yeon Yuh pays tribute to an important group that has not received the understanding, attention, and respect that it deserves. Full of compelling stories, Beyond the Shadow of the Camptowns is sure to inspire new ways of thinking about U.S. and especially immigration history, as well as Asian American and Asian history. -Elaine Kim, University of California at Berkeley Impeccably researched and seamlessly executed. -Bitch Magazine IThis is one of the most compelling books I have read this year...Ji-Yeon Yuh's account is alternately heart breaking and inspiring. - Comparative/World Where do marriage, diaspora, racism and the politics of global alliances converge? In the dreams and dailiness of the thousands of Korean women living in the United States today. Ji-Yeon Yuh's engaging and revealing book shows us that by listening attentively to the Korean women married to white and black American men, we can become a lot smarter about the realities of globalized living. -Cynthia Enloe, author of Maneuvers: the International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America, immigration historian Ji-Yeon Yuh explores how Korean women relate to American men in these cross-cultural relationships, and how the military link between the dominant U.S. and subservient Korea tends to complicate their marriages, already challenging for many other reasons, with a dose of international politics as well. -Korean Quarterly Through compelling oral histories, she traces the lives of women form successive generations of brides. -Chronicle of Higher Education Since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, nearly 100,000 Korean w

"Where do marriage, diaspora, racism, and the politics of global alliances converge? In the dreams and dailiness of the thousands of Korean women living in the United States today. Ji-Yeon Yuh's engaging and revealing book shows us that by listening attentively to the Korean women married to white and black American men, we can become a lot smarter about the realities of globalized living."

-Cynthia Enloe, author of Maneuvers: the International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Explanatory Notesp. xi
Chronology of Selected Events in Modern Korean Historyp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Camptown, U.S.A.p. 9
American Feverp. 42
Immigrant Encounters: From Resistance to Survivalp. 84
Cooking American, Eating Koreanp. 126
Prodigal Daughters, Filial Daughtersp. 154
Sisters Do It For Themselves: Building Communityp. 188
Biographies of Women Interviewedp. 223
A Note on Researchp. 231
Overview of Scholarly Treatment of Korean Military Bridesp. 233
Notesp. 237
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 279
About the Authorp. 283
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ISBN: 9780814796993
ISBN-10: 0814796990
Series: Nation of Newcomers: Immigrant History as American History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.68  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4