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The Resource On the move for love : migrant entertainers and the U.S. military in South Korea, Sealing Cheng

On the move for love : migrant entertainers and the U.S. military in South Korea, Sealing Cheng

Label
On the move for love : migrant entertainers and the U.S. military in South Korea
Title
On the move for love
Title remainder
migrant entertainers and the U.S. military in South Korea
Statement of responsibility
Sealing Cheng
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the Korean War, gijichon - U.S. military camp towns - have been fixtures in South Korea. The most popular entertainment venues in gijichon are clubs, attracting military clientele with duty-free alcohol, music, shows, and women entertainers. In the 1990s, South Korea's rapid economic advancement, combined with the stigma and low pay attached to this work, led to a shortage of Korean women willing to serve American soldiers. Club owners brought in cheap labor, predominantly from the Philippines and ex-Soviet states, to fill the vacancies left by Korean women. The increasing presence of foreign workers has precipitated new conversations about modernity, nationalism, ethnicity, and human rights in South Korea. International NGOs, feminists, and media reports have identified women migrant entertainers as "victims of sex trafficking," insisting that their plight is one of forced prostitution." "Are women who travel to work in such clubs victims of trafficking, sex slaves, or simply migrant women? How do these women understand their own experiences? Is anti-trafficking activism helpful in protecting them? In On the Move for Love, Sealing Cheng attempts to answer these questions by following the lives of migrant Filipina entertainers working in various gijichon clubs. Focusing on their aspirations for love and a better future, Cheng's ethnography illuminates the complex relationships these women form with their employers, customer-boyfriends, and families. She offers an insightful critique of anti-trafficking discourses, pointing to the inadequacy of recognizing women only as victims and ignoring their agency and aspirations, Cheng analyzes the women's experience in South Korea in relation to their subsequent journeys to other countries, providing a diachronic look at the way migrant issues of work, sex, and love fit within the larger context of transnationalism, identity, and global hierarchies of inequality."--Jacket
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DLC
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Cheng, Sealing
Dewey number
306.74/208995705195
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ248.A5
LC item number
C54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitution
  • Women
  • Women foreign workers
  • Military bases, American
  • Foreign workers, Filipino
Label
On the move for love : migrant entertainers and the U.S. military in South Korea, Sealing Cheng
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sexing the globe -- "Foreign" and "fallen" in South Korea -- Women who hope -- The club regime and club-girl power -- Love "between my heart and my head" -- At home in exile -- "Giving value to the voices" -- Hop, leap, and swerve--or hope in motion
Control code
436221134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780812242171
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)436221134
Label
On the move for love : migrant entertainers and the U.S. military in South Korea, Sealing Cheng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sexing the globe -- "Foreign" and "fallen" in South Korea -- Women who hope -- The club regime and club-girl power -- Love "between my heart and my head" -- At home in exile -- "Giving value to the voices" -- Hop, leap, and swerve--or hope in motion
Control code
436221134
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780812242171
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009033290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)436221134

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