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University of California Press
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Race for Empire offers a profound and challenging reinterpretation of nationalism, racism, and wartime mobilization during the Asia-Pacific war. In parallel case studies—of Japanese Americans mobilized to serve in the United States Army and of Koreans recruited or drafted into the Japanese military—T. Fujitani examines the U.S. and Japanese empires as they struggled to manage racialized populations while waging total war. Fujitani probes governmental policies and analyzes representations of these soldiers—on film, in literature, and in archival documents—to reveal how characteristics of racism, nationalism, capitalism, gender politics, and the family changed on both sides. He demonstrates that the United States and Japan became increasingly alike over the course of the war, perhaps most tellingly in their common attempts to disavow racism even as they reproduced it in new ways and forms.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, About the Series, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xviii
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  1. Note on Romanization and Naming
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Commonly Used Acronyms
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Introduction Ethnic and Colonial Soldiers and the Politics of Disavowal
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. Part One. From Vulgar to Polite Racism
  2. pp. 33-34
  1. 1. Right to Kill, Right to Make Live: Koreans as Japanese
  2. pp. 35-77
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  1. 2. “Very Useful and Very Dangerous”: The Global Politics of Life, Death, and Race
  2. pp. 78-122
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  1. Part Two. Japanese as Americans
  2. pp. 123-124
  1. 3. Subject to Choice, Labyrinth of (Un)freedom
  2. pp. 125-162
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  1. 4. Reasoning, Counterreasonings, and Counter-conduct
  2. pp. 163-205
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  1. 5. Go for Broke, the Movie: The Transwar Making of American Heroes
  2. pp. 206-236
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  1. Part Three. Koreans as Japanese
  2. pp. 237-238
  1. 6. National Mobilization
  2. pp. 239-298
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  1. 7. Nation, Blood, and Self-Determination
  2. pp. 299-334
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  1. 8. The Colonial and National Politics of Gender, Sex, and Family
  2. pp. 335-374
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  1. Epilogue “Four Volunteer Soldiers”
  2. pp. 375-386
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 387-446
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 447-468
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 469-488
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 514-514
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520950368
Related ISBN
9780520262232
MARC Record
OCLC
759101284
Pages
520
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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