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Author Shimabuku, Annmaria M., editor

Title Alegal : biopolitics and the unintelligibility of Okinawan life / Annmaria M. Shimabuku
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2019
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Contents Japan in the 1950s : symbolic victims -- Okinawa, 1945-1952 : allegories of becoming -- Okinawa, 1952-1958 : solidarity under the cover of darkness -- Okinawa, 1958-1972 : the subaltern speaks -- Okinawa, 1972-1995 : life that matters
Summary "Alegal traces the trans-Pacific biopolitics between a postwar American empire of military bases and postcolonial Japan that secured Okinawa as a U.S. military fortress. It shows how both managed sex in its base towns from 1945 to 2015, and elucidates the potential for Okinawan insurgency in response to this collaboration"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 31, 2018)
Subject Biopolitics -- Japan -- Okinawa-shi.
Military bases, American -- Social aspects -- Japan -- Okinawa-ken.
Miscegenation -- Japan -- Okinawa-shi -- History -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Okinawa-shi (Japan) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823282686 (electronic bk.)
9780823282685 (electronic bk.)