Circulating Okinawa and “Security” (via Grits and Sushi)


So much of my work focuses on how Okinawa is circulated, race, and "security imaginaries." I came across this video on youtube a few months ago.  It's an old U.S. Army PR video about Okinawa–positioning it geopolitically as the "keystone of the Pacific."   In many ways, much of this discourse is sedimented in the language of Okinawa today, including some of the very Orientalist imaginings … Read More

via Grits and Sushi

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