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Title Alegal : Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life.
Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 2018.


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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.
Contents Cover; ALEGAL; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; Note on Translations and Romanizations; List of Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Japan in the 1950s: Symbolic Victims; 2. Okinawa, 1945-1952: Allegories of Becoming; 3. Okinawa, 1952-1958: Solidarity under the Cover of Darkness; 4. Okinawa, 1958-1972: The Subaltern Speaks; 5. Okinawa, 1972-1995: Life That Matters; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
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.
Other Title Print version: Shimabuku, Annmaria M. Alegal : Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life. New York : Fordham University Press, ©2018 9780823282661