Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Neuerscheinung: Sanitized Sex. Von Robert Kramm

20. Oktober 2017

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Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952
Oakland: University of California Press 2017
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The book 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 postwar empire-building, U.S.-Japanese relations, and American and Japanese self-imagery.

Shedding 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. (Verlag)

Der Historiker Dr. Robert Kramm ist Postdoctoral Fellow der Society of Fellows in the Humanities an der Universität Hongkong. Am Kulturwissenschaftlichen Kolleg Konstanz hat er zwischen Oktober 2016 und September 2017 über „Radical Utopian Communities: A Global History from the Margins, c. 1890–1950“ geforscht und das Manuskript des vorliegenden Buches abschließend überarbeitet.


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