Caring for Korea: Engendering War and Aid in the American Century

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2021

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“Caring for Korea” examines American relief work during and following the Korean War (1950-1953), and the way that humanitarianism shaped American Cold War approaches to empire. Centering aid workers, I highlight the lives and experiences of Americans who expressed concern for Koreans and mobilized that concern to build influence in East Asia. Utilizing records from government agencies, the United Nations, and church and relief organizations, I find incomplete American hegemony, even as the U.S. controlled and utilized many different institutions to exert its will in Korea. My research shows how through humanitarian work, the labor of empire was gendered, soft, and flexible; and that the agents of empire used American influence to work for their own goals.

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Ontiveros, Hannah Margaret (2021). Caring for Korea: Engendering War and Aid in the American Century. Dissertation, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/23106.

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