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미군 ‘위안부’의 약물 중독과 우울, 그리고 자살 : ‘위안’하는 주체의 (비)일상과 정동 정치Drug Addiction, Depression and Suicide of “Comfort Women” for the US Army : (Non)Everyday Lives of ‘Comforting’ Subjects and the Politics of Affect

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Drug Addiction, Depression and Suicide of “Comfort Women” for the US Army : (Non)Everyday Lives of ‘Comforting’ Subjects and the Politics of Affect
Authors
김은경
Issue Date
2018
Keywords
미군 ‘위안부’의 일상; 우울; 약물 중독; 자살; 정동 관리; 정동 정치; 감정사; Everyday Lives of “Comfort Women” for the US Army; Depression; Drug Addiction; Suicide; Affect Control; Affect Politics; History of Emotion
Citation
역사문제연구, v.22, no.2, pp.129 - 166
Journal Title
역사문제연구
Volume
22
Number
2
Start Page
129
End Page
166
URI
https://scholarworks.sookmyung.ac.kr/handle/2020.sw.sookmyung/4845
ISSN
1226-4199
Abstract
This paper attempts to approach the affect of “comfort women” for the US Army unlike existing studies that focus on the history of policies or movements. Experiences in drug addiction and deprivation of everyday life were examined as the background that had great effects on psychology of women. There was a collective and widespread abuse of drugs and addictive medicines in the military camp town. In everyday life, women suffered depression and committed suicide after experiencing bodily pain, psychological loss and social exclusion. Depression and suicide of “comfort women” for the US Army in the camp town flatly reveal the pain of people who provide ‘comfort’ in a complex network of patriarchal militarism in the Cold War Era, deceptive prostitution policy and sexuality control, booming of drug medicine and production-consumption system in the era of drug development. Especially, depression of women was formed by object relation with ‘comfort’, the nation’s strategy to control affect. Depression cannot simply be interpreted as passive response of women. Depression and suicide of women are their practice of revealing violence of ‘comfort’ under gender hierarchy. They represent voices of silent others that reveal the ugliness of patriotism forced to protect the blood alliance and dollars. Sharing, spreading and transmission of depression was sometimes the foothold of resistance efforts such as demonstration of “comfort women”.
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