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The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Daniel Y. Kim


Though known primarily in the United States as “the forgotten war,” the Korean War was a watershed event that fundamentally reshaped both domestic conceptions of race and the interracial dimensions of US imperial endeavors as they took shape during the Cold War. The Intimacies of Conflictworks against the historical erasure of this event first by returning us to the 1950s, revealing the emotionally compelling dramas of interracial and transnational intimacy that were staged around this event in Hollywood films and journalistic accounts. Through detailed analyses of such works, this book illumi ... More

Keywords: African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanxs/Mexican Americans, Cold War, comparative race studies, cultural memory, Korean War, Orientalism, transnational American studies, US imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479800797
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Y. Kim, author
Brown University