Rethinking Postwar Okinawa: Beyond American Occupation

Author:   Pedro Iacobelli ,  Hiroko Matsuda
Publisher:   Lexington Books
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Pages:   212
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
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This edited volume presents the latest multidisciplinary research that delves into developments related to contemporary Okinawa (a.k.a Ryukyu Islands), and also engages with contemporary debates on American hegemony and Empire in a larger geographical context. Okinawa, long viewed as a marginalized territory in larger historical processes, has been characterized solely by the U.S. military presence in the islands, despite having embraced a multiplicity of social and cultural transformations since the end of the Pacific War. In this timely academic revision of Okinawa, occurring at the time of numerous debates over the building of yet another military base in the island, this volume's contributors tell a story that situates Okinawa in the context of other militarized territories and thus, goes beyond the limits of Okinawa prefecture. Indeed, the book examines the ways in which studies on Okinawa have evolved, moving away from the direct problems brought by the establishment of foreign military bases. Previous studies have explicated how Okinawa has fallen prey to power politics of more dominant nations. In expanding on these themes, this volume examines the unique social and cultural dynamics of Okinawa and its people that had never been intended by the political authorities.

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Author:   Pedro Iacobelli ,  Hiroko Matsuda
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
ISBN:  

9781498533133


ISBN 10:   1498533132
Pages:   212
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Rethinking Postwar Okinawa, Hiroko Matsuda and Pedro Iacobelli Chapter 1: History as a Mirror of Self: A Note on Post-war Okinawan Historiography, Hidekazu Sensui Chapter 2: Nursing the U.S. Occupation: Okinawan Public Health Nurses in U.S.-Occupied Okinawa, Asako Masubuchi Chapter 3: The Occupying Other: Third-Country Nationals and the U.S. Bases in Okinawa, Johanna O. Zulueta Chapter 4: Reversion-Era Proposals for Okinawan Regional Autonomy, Ryan Masaaki Yokota Chapter 5: Beyond Minority History: Okinawa Korea People's Solidarity and Internationalization of the Okinawa Struggle, Shinnosuke Takahashi Chapter 6: Fault Lines of Occupation, Limits of Hybridity: Race, Class and Transnationalism in Okinawa and Japan, Ayako Takamori Chapter 7: Champuru Text: Decolonial Okinawan Writing, Ariko S. Ikehara Chapter 8: The Black Pacific through Okinawan Eyes: Photographer Mao Ishikawa's Hot Days in Camp Hansen!! and Life in Philly, Laura Kina

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This excellent collection places Okinawa in a transnational frame, linking events in Okinawa within broader Asia-Pacific processes, with the parallel and connected histories of places like the Philippines and Hawai'i and with the movements of people between these places. -- Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong


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Hiroko Matsuda is associate professor in the Department of Contemporary Social Studies at Kobe Gakuin University. Pedro Iacobelli is assistant professor in the Institute of History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

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