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Author Zulueta, Johanna O., author
Title Transnational identities on Okinawas military bases : invisible armies / by Johanna O. Zulueta
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xxi, 129 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Behind the Barbed Wire Fence -- Military Bases in East Asia: The Case of Okinawa -- Transnational Movements During the Occupation of Okinawa: Third Country Nationals and the U.S. Bases -- The "Other" Mixed Race: The Nisei in Perspective -- The Return to Okinawa: Capital, Networks, Mobility -- The Other Army: United States Forces in Japan Employees in Okinawa -- "Home is where the Heart is?" An Invisible Minority -- Future Trajectories: A Conclusion
This book considers the role of civilian workers on U.S. bases in Okinawa, Japan and how transnational movements within East Asia during the Occupation period brought foreign workers, mostly from the Philippines, to work on these bases. Decades later, in a seeming "reproduction of base labour", returnees of both Okinawan and Philippine heritage began occupying jobs on base as United States of Japan (USFJ) employees. The book investigates the role that ethnicity, nationality, and capital play in the lives of these base employees, and at the same time examines how Japanese and Okinawan identity/ies are formed and challenged. It offers a valuable resource for those interested in Japan and Okinawa, U.S. military basing, migration, and mixed ethnicities
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Ethnology -- Japan -- Okinawa Island
Migration
Military and Defence Studies
History of Japan
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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