9780822358015-0822358018-The Limits of Okinawa: Japanese Capitalism, Living Labor, and Theorizations of Community (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society)

The Limits of Okinawa: Japanese Capitalism, Living Labor, and Theorizations of Community (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society)

ISBN-13: 9780822358015
ISBN-10: 0822358018
Author: Matsumura, Wendy
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822358015
ISBN-10: 0822358018
Author: Matsumura, Wendy
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Matsumura, Wendy wrote The Limits of Okinawa: Japanese Capitalism, Living Labor, and Theorizations of Community (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society) comprising 288 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822358018 and 9780822358015. Since then The Limits of Okinawa: Japanese Capitalism, Living Labor, and Theorizations of Community (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Since its incorporation into the Japanese nation-state in 1879, Okinawa has been seen by both Okinawans and Japanese as an exotic “South,” both spatially and temporally distinct from modern Japan. In The Limits of Okinawa, Wendy Matsumura traces the emergence of this sense of Okinawan difference, showing how local and mainland capitalists, intellectuals, and politicians attempted to resolve clashes with labor by appealing to the idea of a unified Okinawan community. Their numerous confrontations with small producers and cultivators who refused to be exploited for the sake of this ideal produced and reproduced “Okinawa” as an organic, transhistorical entity. Informed by recent Marxist attempts to expand the understanding of the capitalist mode of production to include the production of subjectivity, Matsumura provides a new understanding of Okinawa's place in Japanese and world history, and it establishes a new locus for considering the relationships between empire, capital, nation, and identity.

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