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The Resource The comfort women : sexual violence and postcolonial memory in Korea and Japan, C. Sarah Soh

The comfort women : sexual violence and postcolonial memory in Korea and Japan, C. Sarah Soh

Label
The comfort women : sexual violence and postcolonial memory in Korea and Japan
Title
The comfort women
Title remainder
sexual violence and postcolonial memory in Korea and Japan
Statement of responsibility
C. Sarah Soh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In an era marked by atrocities perpetrated on a grand scale, the tragedy of the so-called comfort women-mostly Korean women forced into prostitution by the Japanese army-endures as one of the darkest events of World War II. These women have usually been labeled victims of a war crime, a simplistic view that makes it easy to pin blame on the policies of imperial Japan and therefore easier to consign the episode to a war-torn past. In this revelatory study, C. Sarah Soh provocatively disputes this master narrative. Soh reveals that the forces of Japanese colonialism and Korean patriarchy together shaped the fate of Korean comfort women-a double bind made strikingly apparent in the cases of women cast into sexual slavery after fleeing abuse at home. Other victims were press-ganged into prostitution, sometimes with the help of Korean procurers. Drawing on historical research and interviews with survivors, Soh tells the stories of these women from girlhood through their subjugation and beyond to their efforts to overcome the traumas of their past. Finally, Soh examines the array of factors-from South Korean nationalist politics to the aims of the international women's human rights movement-that have contributed to the incomplete view of the tragedy that still dominates today
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soh, Chunghee Sarah
Dewey number
940.53/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C698
LC item number
S65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Worlds of desire
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comfort women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Service, Compulsory non-military
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The comfort women : sexual violence and postcolonial memory in Korea and Japan, C. Sarah Soh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-322) 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
Introduction: Gender, class, sexuality, and labor under Japanese colonialism and Imperialist war -- From multiple symbolic representations to the paradigmatic story -- Korean survivors' testimonial narratives -- Japan's military comfort system as history -- Postwar/postcolonial memories of the comfort women -- Private memories of public sex -- Public sex and the state
Control code
225875908
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780226767772
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)225875908
Label
The comfort women : sexual violence and postcolonial memory in Korea and Japan, C. Sarah Soh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-322) 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
Introduction: Gender, class, sexuality, and labor under Japanese colonialism and Imperialist war -- From multiple symbolic representations to the paradigmatic story -- Korean survivors' testimonial narratives -- Japan's military comfort system as history -- Postwar/postcolonial memories of the comfort women -- Private memories of public sex -- Public sex and the state
Control code
225875908
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780226767772
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)225875908

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