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Service economies : militarism, sex work, and migrant labor in South Korea

Author: Jin-kyung Lee
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Service Economies examines how working-class labor occupies a central space in linking the United States and Asia to South Koreaʹs changing global position from a U.S. neocolony to a subempire. Foregrounding gender, sexuality, and race, Jin-kyung Lee reimagines the South Korean economic "miracle" as a global and regional articulation of industrial, military, and sexual proletarianization. -- Publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jin-kyung Lee
ISBN: 9780816651252 0816651256 9780816651269 0816651264
OCLC Number: 521733476
Description: viii, 305 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : proletarianizing sexuality and race --
Surrogate military, subempire, and masculinity : South Korea in the Vietnam war --
Domestic prostitution : from necropolitics to prosthetic labor --
Military prostitution : gynocentrism, racial hybridity, and diaspora --
Migrant and immigrant labor : redefining Korean identity --
Postscript : the exceptional and the normative in South Korean modernization.
Other Titles: Militarism, sex work, and migrant labor in South Korea
Responsibility: Jin-kyung Lee.

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