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Japan in the 1950s: Symbolic Victims

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

in Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282661
eISBN:
9780823285938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282661.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 1 presents a genealogy of sexual labor in Japan from licensed prostitution and the so-called “comfort woman” system of sexual slavery in the imperial period, through the state-organized ... More


Okinawa, 1945–1952: Allegories of Becoming

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

in Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282661
eISBN:
9780823285938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282661.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 2 gives a brief biopolitical prehistory to Okinawa. From the perspective of economic development, it was not treated like a national or colonial territory by the Japanese state, but ... More


Shame and Love: Andrew X. Pham’s Catfish and Mandala

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 8 reads Andrew X. Pham’s grief-stricken memoir Catfish and Mandala as an exposé of sordid friendly attachment that ultimately detaches him from Vietnam. His memoir uncovers the secret family ... More


Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282661
eISBN:
9780823285938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282661.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Alegal reveals modern Okinawa to be suspended in a perpetual state of exception: it is neither an official colony of Japan or the U.S., nor an equal part of the Japanese state. Today it is the site ... More


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