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The Resource Interrogation rooms of the Korean War : the untold history, Monica Kim

Interrogation rooms of the Korean War : the untold history, Monica Kim

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Interrogation rooms of the Korean War : the untold history
Title
Interrogation rooms of the Korean War
Title remainder
the untold history
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Monica Kim
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Language
eng
Summary
Traditional histories of the Korean War have long focused on violations of the thirty-eighth parallel, the line drawn by American and Soviet officials in 1945 dividing the Korean peninsula. But The interrogation rooms of the Korean War presents an entirely new narrative, shifting the perspective from the boundaries of the battlefield to inside the interrogation room. Upending conventional notions of what we think of as geographies of military conflict, Monica Kim demonstrates how the Korean War evolved from a fight over territory to one over human interiority and the individual human subject, forging the template for the U.S. wars of intervention that would predominate during the latter half of the twentieth century and beyond. Kim looks at how, during the armistice negotiations, the United States and their allies proposed a new kind of interrogation room: one in which POWs could exercise their "free will" and choose which country they would go to after the ceasefire. The global controversy that erupted exposed how interrogation rooms had become a flashpoint for the struggles between the ambitions of empire and the demands for decolonization, as the aim of interrogation was to produce subjects who attested to a nation's right to govern. The complex web of interrogators and prisoners -- Japanese-American interrogators, Indian military personnel, Korean POWs and interrogators, and American POWs -- that Kim uncovers contradicts the simple story in U.S. popular memory of "brainwashing" during the Korean War
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10759199
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KKU
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Kim, Monica
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Military interrogation
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the untold history
Label
Interrogation rooms of the Korean War : the untold history, Monica Kim
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-422) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1083548393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780691166223
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1083548393
Label
Interrogation rooms of the Korean War : the untold history, Monica Kim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083548393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780691166223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1083548393

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