In a carefully researched study of U.S. military prostitution in Korea, Moon validates Cynthia Enloe's claim that the personal is international. These moving stories tell how the lives of Korean prostitutes in the 1970s served as nearly invisible instruments of U.S.-Korean military policies at the highest level. Moon's innovative case study demonstrates how a Cold War alliance was maintained at the price of these women's personal insecurity and challenges us to reconsider the human costs of international security policies.(J. Ann Tickner)
Katherine H. S. Moon is assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College.
Case studies are decidedly difficult to objectively review because one isn't just reviewing the accuracy of details and author neutrality but also the writing style and subject... Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by M. Smith
I am sorry to disappoint you but the "world's oldest profession" did not begin in Korea in 1950 with the American allies. Ms. Read morePublished on May 24, 2003
Very bias look at a all too real social problem in S.Korea. These same establishments wholeheartly welcome Korea customers just as well as the GIs. Read morePublished on January 13, 2003
This book is neither as titillating as its title nor its cover photo would suggest. Rather, it is a middling academic volume documenting the unsurprising notions that when a... Read morePublished on September 12, 2001
Facts, figures, episodes, yes, this book has them all. But objectivity is sadly lacking. I have had an extensive on line experience with the author, and real whoppers were... Read morePublished on August 8, 2000 by "leucippus"