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Militarized CurrentsToward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific$
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Setsu Shigematsu and Keith L. Camacho

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665051

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665051.001.0001

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Genealogies of Unbelonging

Genealogies of Unbelonging

Amerasians and Transnational Adoptees as Legacies of U.S. Militarism in South Korea

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(p.277) 12 Genealogies of Unbelonging
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Militarized Currents
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Patti Duncan

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665051.003.0012

This chapter examines the experiences of Amerasian children of women in military camptowns and the transnational adoption of their children as part of the legacy of the United States’s militarism in South Korea. Drawing from a body of feminist scholarship on U.S. militarism in Asia, it looks at Amerasians and transnational adoptees as legacies of U.S. militarism in South Korea. It argues that U.S. militarism (and military occupation), neocolonialism, and unequal global economic policies continue to disrupt the lives of people in South Korea. It also considers militarized prostitution in South Korea by focusing on the kijich’on women, showing that the militarized sexual relations between U.S. military personnel, sex workers, and civilians produces children that are the living reminders of continuing occupation. The chapter describes militarization as a force that has produced generations of abandoned and adopted multiracial children through militarized sexual relations.

Keywords:   women, Amerasian children, transnational adoption, United States, militarism, South Korea, Amerasians, prostitution, kijich’on women, sex workers

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