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Identity and Resistance in Okinawa

ISBN-10: 0742517152

ISBN-13: 9780742517158

Edition: N/A

Authors: Matthew Allen

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The keystone of U.S. security in East Asia, Okinawa is a troubled symbol of resistance and identity. In this perceptive ethnography, Matthew Allen draws on extensive fieldwork, interviews, and historical research to provide an original exploration of identity construction. The author argues that identity in Okinawa is multi-vocal, ambivalent, and still very much under construction. With its interdisciplinary focus, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians alike will find this book an important source for understanding broad questions of identity formation in the contexts of national, ethnic, cultural, historical and economic experience. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Okinawa, Kumejima, and Identity
Memory, Locality, and History
Wolves and Tigers: Remembering the Kumejima Massacres
Locality and Diaspora on Kumejima
Dialect and Dialectics
Educating Society
Mental Health, Shamanism, and Identity
When Spirits Attack: Shamanism, Psychiatry, and Schizophrenia
The Unsuccessful Shaman's Apprentice
The Akebono-kai: Stigma and Identity
Regionalism and Identity
Selling Kume to Japan: Tourism As the Last Resort
Confusing the Issues
Glossary
Interviews
Bibliography
Index
About the Author