Night in the American Village ― The Women in the Shadow of the U.s. Military Bases on Okinawa
Night in the American Village ― The Women in the Shadow of the U.s. Military Bases on Okinawa
  • ISBN13:9781620973318
  • 出版社:New Pr
  • 作者:Akemi Johnson
  • 裝訂/頁數:精裝/224頁
  • 規格:21cm*14cm (高/寬)
  • 出版日:2019/06/18
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  • 優惠價: 9882
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  • “A lively encounter with identity and American military history in Okinawa. Night in the American Village is by turns intellectual, hip, and sexy. I admire it for its ferocity, style, and vigor. A wonderful book.”
    —Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead

    A beautifully written examination of the complex relationship between the women living near the U.S. base in Okinawa and the servicemen who are stationed there

    At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for decades—with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military, especially after the rape of a twelve-year-old girl by three servicemen in the 1990s.

    But the situation is more complex than it seems. In Night in the American Village, journalist Akemi Johnson takes readers deep into the “border towns” surrounding the bases—a world where cultural and political fault lines compel individuals, both Japanese and American, to continually renegotiate their own identities. Focusing on the women there, she follows the complex fallout of the brutal rape and murder of a Japanese woman by a U.S. serviceman in 2016 and speaks to protesters, to women who date and marry American men and groups that help them when problems arise, and to Okinawans whose family members survived World War II.

    Thought-provoking and timely, Night in the American Village is a vivid look at the enduring wounds of U.S.-Japanese history and the cultural and sexual politics of the American military empire.

  • Akemi Johnson is a journalist and writer who has contributed to NPR’s All Things Considered and Code Switch. She has written about Okinawa for The Nation, Roads & Kingdoms, Off Assignment, and Kyoto Journal. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Johnson was a 2008–2009 Fulbright scholar in Okinawa. She lives in San Diego.

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