Securing Paradise Tourism and Militarism in Hawaii and the Philippines
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Description: In Securing Paradise, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez shows how tourism and militarism have worked together in Hawaii and the Philippines, jointly enabling the United States to assert its geostrategic and economic interests in the Pacific. She does so by interpreting fiction, closely examining colonial and military construction projects and delving into present-day tourist practices, spaces, and narratives. For instance, in both Hawaii and the Philippines, U.S. military modes of mobility, control, and surveillance also enable scenic tourist byways. Past and present U.S. military posts, such as the Clark and Subic Bases and the Pearl Harbor complex, have been reincarnated as sites of Second World War history. Military personnel and technology are repurposed for tourism and back again. Through these and other phenomena, tourism and militarism have produced gendered structures of feeling and forms of knowledge that are routinized into everyday life in Hawaii and the Philippines, inculcating U.S. imperialism in the Pacific.
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2013
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction Military-Tourism Partnerships in Hawai'i and the Philippines|
|Manifest Destinations and the Work of Tropical Fictions|
|Scenic Highways, Masculinity, Modernity, and Mobility|
|Neoliberation and U.S.-Philippines Circuits of Sacrifice and Gratitude|
|Remembering Pearl Harbor, Reinforcing Vigilance|
|The Machine in the Garden: Helicopter Airmobilities, Aerial Fields of Vision, and Surrogate Tropics|
|Playing Soldier and Going Native in Subic Freeport's Jungle Tour|
|Conclusion Insecurities, Tourism, and Terror|