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  • 9780231511148
  • Druk: With a new preface
  • april 2007
  • 312 pagina's
  • Adobe ePub
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In 1995, an Okinawan schoolgirl was brutally raped by several U.S. servicemen. The incident triggered a chain of protests by women's groups, teachers' associations, labor unions, reformist political parties, and various grassroots organizations across Okinawa prefecture. Reaction to the crime culminated in a rally attended by some 85,000 people, including business leaders and conservative politicians who had seldom raised their voices against the U.S. military presence.


Using this event as a point of reference, Inoue explores how Okinawans began to regard themselves less as a group of uniformly poor and oppressed people and more as a confident, diverse, middle-class citizenry embracing the ideals of democracy, human rights, and women's equality. As this identity of resistance has grown, however, the Japanese government has simultaneously worked to subvert it, pressuring Okinawans to support a continued U.S. presence. Inoue traces these developments as well, revealing the ways in which Tokyo has assisted the United States in implementing a system of governance that continues to expand through the full participation and cooperation of residents.


Inoue deftly connects local social concerns with the larger political processes of the Japanese nation and the global strategies of the United States. He critically engages social-movement literature along with postmodern/structural/colonial discourses and popular currents and themes in Okinawan and Japanese studies. Rich in historical and ethnographical detail, this volume is a nuanced portrait of the impact of Japanese colonialism, World War II, and U.S. military bases on the formation of contemporary Okinawan identity.

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The thoroughness of Inoue's scholarship is incontestable... Recommended. CHOICE A candid, introspective book... For those versed in anthropology and interested in Okinawa, this is an excellent read. -- Arnold G. Fisch Jr. Army History An important addition to the existing studies of the contemporary popular struggle of Okinawa. -- Miyume Tanji The International History Review Inoue has provided an inspired and activist ethnographic account of how Okinawa took on the pervasive state interests of both Japan and the United States. -- David Obermiller The Journal of Asian Studies For anthropologists, historians, and social scientists, Inoue offers an intriguing examination of the complex strands, relationships, and consequences of the processes of globalization. -- Jennifer M. Miller H-US-Japan

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Taal
Engels
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E-book
Druk
With a new preface
Verschijningsdatum
2012-06-19
Aantal pagina's
312 pagina's
Ebook formaat
Adobe ePub
Bestandsgrootte ebook
23 MB
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Met illustraties

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Auteur
Masamichi S. Inoue
Uitgever
Columbia University Press

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-04-17
Subtitel
Identity Making in the Age of Globalization
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