Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army
By (author) Sabine Fruhstuck
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Uneasy Warriors by Sabine Fruhstuck
Book DescriptionFollowing World War II, Japan's postwar constitution forbade the country to wage war or create an army. However, with the emergence of the cold war in the 1950s, Japan was urged to establish the Self-Defense Forces as a way to bolster Western defenses against the tide of Asian communism. Although the SDF's role is supposedly limited to self-defense, Japan's armed forces are equipped with advanced weapons technology and the world's third-largest military budget. Sabine Fruhstuck draws on interviews, historical research, and analysis to describe the unusual case of a non-war-making military. As the first scholar permitted to participate in basic SDF training, she offers a firsthand look at an army trained for combat that nevertheless serves nontraditional military needs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520247956
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sabine Fruhstuck
Recreating Japanese Men, Paperback (October 2011)
Includes essays that explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. This title examines a range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits and modes of behavior. It charts breakdowns in traditional and conventional societal roles and the resulting crises of masculinity.
Colonizing Sex, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Sabine Fruhstuck
Presents a study of sex, power and knowledge in modern Japan. It provides a detailed history of the formation and application of a science of sex from Meiji through mid-twentieth century Japan. It analyzes the conflicts and negotiations that aimed at producing a normative sexuality.
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Author Biography - Sabine Fruhstuck
Sabine Fruhstuck is Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (UC Press, 2003).
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