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 below a lot scrutiny.

The Korean peninsula is among the such a lot seriously militarised areas on this planet and the clash among the North and South is consistently exacerbated by means of the presence of approximately 30,000 US squaddies within the zone. Crimes dedicated in GI leisure components were amplified through an outraged public as either a logo for, and a symptom of, the asymmetric dating among the U.S. 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 infantrymen, girl entertainers and anti-base activists, she supplies a complete advent to the social, fiscal and political components that experience contributed to the tensions over US bases in South Korea.

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