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Author Kramm, Robert, author

Title Sanitized sex : regulating prostitution, venereal disease, and intimacy in occupied Japan, 1945-1952 / Robert Kramm
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Series Asia Pacific Modern ; 15
Asia Pacific modern ; 15
Contents Comforting the occupiers: prostitution as administrative practice in Japan at the end of World War II -- Security: policing prostitution and venereal disease in occupied Japan -- Health: preventing, diagnosing and treating venereal disease -- Morale: character guidance and moral purification
Summary "Sanitized Sex analyzes the development of new forms of regulation concerning prostitution, venereal disease, and intimacy during the American occupation of Japan after the Second World War, focusing on the period between 1945 and 1952. It contributes to the cultural and social history of the occupation of Japan by investigating the intersections of ordering principles like race, class, gender, and sexuality. It also reveals how sex and its regulation were not marginal but key issues in the occupation politics and postwar state- and empire-building, U.S.-Japan relations, and American and Japanese self-imagery. An analysis of the "sanitization of sex" uncovers new spatial formations in the postwar period. The regulation of sexual encounters between occupiers and occupied was closely linked to the disintegration of the Japanese empire and the rise of U.S. hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region during the Cold War era. An analysis of the sanitization of sex thus sheds new light on the configuration of postwar Japan, the process of decolonization, the postcolonial formation of the Asia-Pacific region, and the particularities of postwar U.S. imperialism. Sanitized Sex offers a reading of the intimacies of empires--defeated and victorious."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Prostitutes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Sex-oriented businesses -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Sexually transmitted diseases -- Japan -- Prevention -- History -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- Japan.
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- United States.
Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952 -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017016883
ISBN 0520968697 (electronic bk.)
9780520968691 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)