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Chapter 4 illuminates the relationship between the housewifization of Japanese women in small farm households, the employment of Korean migrant workers who were denied the resources to guarantee the reproduction of their own families, and the erasure of non-wage-earning Korean women from the Japanese economy altogether. It argues that despite their small numbers, Korean men and women agriculturalists were indispensable for the self-actualization of the Japanese small farmer as conquistador humanist in the metropole and shows the various ways that relations of domination were made compulsory through the management of intimate spaces and relations.

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