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Sanitized SexRegulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952$
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Robert Kramm

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520295971

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520295971.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Sanitized Sex

Robert Kramm

University of California Press

The sanitation of sex—the regulation of reproductive and nonreproductive sexualities, sexual encounters, and venereal diseases along moral, hygienic, gendered, and racial codes—was a core issue of the modern biopolitical management of bodies. Sexuality being a key issue to negotiate authority was also omnipresent in the occupation Japan. The introduction discusses the state of the art in the study of occupied Japan and integrates Sanitized Sex in a larger historiography on sexuality, gender, and race in the history of imperialism and colonialism beyond Japanese history and studies.

Keywords:   sexuality, racism, masculinity, imperialism, colonialism, postcolonialism, historiography

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