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Sanitized Sex – Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952 - California Scholarship Online
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Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Robert Kramm

Abstract

Sanitized Sex analyzes the development of new forms of regulation concerning prostitution, venereal disease, and intimacy during the 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 the ordering principles of race, class, gender, and sexuality. It reveals how sex and its regulation were not marginal but key issues in the occupation politics, as well as in postwar state- and empire-building, U.S.-Japan relations, and American and Japanes ... More

Keywords: sexuality, gender, prostitution, transnational history, modern Japan, U.S.-Japan relations, U.S. imperialism, postcolonial studies, military history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520295971
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520295971.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Kramm, author
University of Hong Kong

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