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positions (2020) 28 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Wendy Matsumura In July 1954, the US military notified residents of Isahama, Ginowan, in the central part of Okinawa Island, of their evictions from their lands. Despite immediate opposition by residents, the military rejected all appeals on the grounds that this and other evictions were necessary...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 677–688.
Published: 01 August 2020
... into a cave refuge during the Battle of Okinawa because she had slipped out of conventional social intelligibility at the time. In Isahama Women Farmers Against Enclosure: A Rejection of the Prop- erty Relation in US- Occupied Okinawa, Wendy Matsumura tells the story of an anomaly speaking to fluidity...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 501–516.
Published: 01 August 2020
... with the example of the female farmers struggle in Isahama, which is a hamlet in Okinawa where in the 1950s a formative struggle erupted against the seizure of lands by the US military. Rather than going along with male- led negotiations for a compensated settlement, the women rejected any scheme that did...