Base Encounters: The US Armed Forces in South Korea by Elisabeth Schober

By Elisabeth Schober

Base Encounters explores the social friction that US bases have prompted in South Korea, the place the leisure districts subsequent to American army installations have come less than a lot scrutiny.

The Korean peninsula is among the so much seriously militarised areas on this planet and the clash among the North and South is consistently exacerbated by way of the presence of approximately 30,000 US squaddies within the quarter. Crimes devoted in GI leisure parts were amplified by means of an outraged public as either a logo for, and a symptom of, the asymmetric courting among the us and the small East Asian nation.

Elisabeth Schober's ethnographic historical past scrutinises those arguable zones in and close to Seoul. Sharing the lives of squaddies, woman entertainers and anti-base activists, she supplies a accomplished creation to the social, financial and political elements that experience contributed to the tensions over US bases in South Korea.

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