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Night in the American village : women in the shadow of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa  Cover Image Book Book

Night in the American village : women in the shadow of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa / Akemi Johnson.

Johnson, Akemi, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781620973318
  • ISBN: 1620973316
  • Physical Description: 321 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The New Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Rina -- Eve -- Ashley -- Sachiko -- Arisa -- Suzuyo -- Daisy -- Miyo -- Kiki -- Chie -- Ai.
Summary, etc.:
"An examination of the complex relationship between the women living near the U.S. base in Okinawa and the servicemen who are stationed there." --Provided by publisher.
Okinawa, at the southern end of the Japanese archipelago, is host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. Tensions are often exacerbated by the volatile relationship between islanders and the military, especially after the brutal rape of a twelve-year-old girl by three servicemen in the 1990s. Johnson focuses on the women there, following the complex fallout of the murder of an Okinawan woman by an ex-U.S. serviceman in 2016 and examining the cultural and sexual politics of the American military empire. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Military bases, American > Social aspects > Japan > Okinawa-ken.
Women and the military > Japan > Okinawa-shi (Japan)
Soldiers > Sexual behavior > United States.
Women > Japan > Okinawa-shi > Social conditions.
Women > Japan > Okinawa-shi > Interviews.
Prostitution > Japan > Okinawa-shi.
Sex crimes > Japan > Okinawa-shi > Anecdotes.
Genre: Biographies.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 305.40952 JOHNSON 2019 (Text) 523343 Non-Fiction Available -

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