Sex Among Allies

Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations

Katharine H. S. Moon

Columbia University Press

Sex Among Allies

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Pub Date: September 1997

ISBN: 9780231106436

336 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $34.00£27.00

Sex Among Allies

Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations

Katharine H. S. Moon

Columbia University Press

This study examines and illuminates how the lives of Korean prostitutes in the 1970s served as the invisible underpinnings to US-Korean military policies at the highest level.
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

About the Author

Katherine H. S. Moon is assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College.