Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific

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Setsu Shigematsu, Keith L. Camacho
U of Minnesota Press, 2010 - 355 pages
Foregrounding indigenous and feminist scholarship, this collection analyzes militarization as an extension of colonialism from the late twentieth to the twenty-first century in Asia and the Pacific. The contributors theorize the effects of militarization across former and current territories of Japan and the United States, such as Guam, Okinawa, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines, and Korea, demonstrating that the relationship between militarization and colonial subordination—and their gendered and racialized processes—shapes and produces bodies of memory, knowledge, and resistance.   Contributors: Walden Bello, U of the Philippines; Michael Lujan Bevacqua, U of Guam; Patti Duncan, Oregon State U; Vernadette Vicuņa Gonzalez, U of Hawai‘i, M noa; Insook Kwon, Myongji U; Laurel A. Monnig, U of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign; Katharine H. S. Moon, Wellesley College; Jon Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio, U of Hawai‘i, M noa; Naoki Sakai, Cornell U; Fumika Sato, Hitotsubashi U; Theresa Cenidoza Suarez, California State U, San Marcos; Teresia K. Teaiwa, Victoria U, Wellington; Wesley Iwao Ueunten, San Francisco State U.
 

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Contents

Foreword
vii
Acknowledgments
xi
Militarized Currents Decolonizing Futures
xv
I Militarized Bodies of Memory
1
II Militarized Movements
89
III HeteroHomosexualized Militaries
203
From American Lake to a Peoples Pacific in the TwentyFirst Century
309
Contributors
323
Index
327
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Setsu Shigematsu is assistant professor of media and cultural studies, University of California, Riverside.

Keith L. Camacho is assistant professor of Asian American studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

Cynthia Enloe is professor of government and women’s studies at Clark University.

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