Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations

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Drawing on a vast array of data - archival materials, interviews with officials, social workers, and the candid revelations of sex industry workers - Moon explores the way in which the bodies of Korean prostitutes - where, when, and how they worked and lived - were used by the United States and the Korean governments in their security agreements. Weaving together issues of gender, race, sex, the relationship between individuals and the state, and foreign policy, she shows how women such as the Korean prostitutes are marginalized and made invisible in militarily dependent societies both because of the degradation of their work and because of their importance for national security.

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I was the commanding officer of the 609th Ordnance in 1968/69. My understanding (although I have not read the book - mea culpa) is different from what is described

About the author (1997)

Katherine H. S. Moon is assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College.

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