Beachheads: War, Peace, and Tourism in Postwar Okinawa

Beachheads: War, Peace, and Tourism in Postwar Okinawa

This original and fresh book explores Okinawa’s makeover as a tourist mecca in the long historical shadow and among the physical ruins of the Pacific War’s most devastating land battle. Gerald Figal considers how a place burdened by a history of semicolonialism, memories of war and occupation, economic hardship, and contentious current political affairs has reshaped itself into a resort destination. He traces cultural, political, social, and economic issues of… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2012)

Collection: Asia/Pacific/Perspectives

Parent ISBN: 9781442215818

Page count: 276 pages

Language: English


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