Militarized Currents Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific

ISBN-10: 0816665060
ISBN-13: 9780816665068
Edition: 2010
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List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 3/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Foregrounding indigenous and feminist scholarship, this collection analyzes militarization as an extension of colonialism from the late twentieth to the twenty-first century in Asia and the Pacific. The contributors theorize the effects of militarization across former and current territories of Japan and the United States, such as Guam, Okinawa, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines, and Korea, demonstrating that the relationship between militarization and colonial subordinationand their gendered and racialized processesshapes and produces bodies of memory, knowledge, and resistance.Contributors: Walden Bello, U of the Philippines; Michael Lujan Bevacqua, U of Guam; Patti Duncan, Oregon State U; Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez, U of Hawai'i, M noa; Insook Kwon, Myongji U; Laurel A. Monnig, U of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign; Katharine H. S. Moon, Wellesley College; Jon Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio, U of Hawai'i, M noa; Naoki Sakai, Cornell U; Fumika Sato, Hitotsubashi U; Theresa Cenidoza Suarez, California State U, San Marcos; Teresia K. Teaiwa, Victoria U, Wellington; Wesley Iwao Ueunten, San Francisco State U.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Militarized Currents, Decolonizing Futures
Militarized Bodies of Memory
Memorializing Pu'uloa and Remembering Pearl Harbor
Bikinis and Other S/pacific N/oceans
The Exceptional Life and Death of a Chamorro Soldier: Tracing the Militarization of Desire in Guam, USA
Touring Military Masculinities: U.S.-Philippines Circuits of Sacrifice and Gratitude in Corregidor and Bataan
Militarized Movements
Rising Up from a Sea of Discontent: The 1970 Koza Uprising in U.S.-Occupied Okinawa
South Korean Movements against Militarized Sexual Labor
Uncomfortable Fatigues: Chamorro Soldiers, Gendered Identities, and the Question of Decolonization in Guam
Militarized Filipino Masculinity and the Language of Citizenship in San Diego
Hetero/Homo-sexualized Militaries
On Romantic Love and Military Violence: Transpacific Imperialism and U.S.-Japan Complicity
Masculinity and Male-on-Male Sexual Violence in the Military: Focusing on the Absence of the Issue
Why Have the Japanese Self-Defense Forces Included Women? The State's "Nonfeminist Reasons"
Genealogies of Unbelonging: Amerasians and Transnational Adoptees as Legacies of U.S. Militarism in South Korea
Conclusion: From American Lake to a Peoples Pacific in the Twenty-First Century
Contributors
Index

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