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The Resource A violent peace : race, U.S. militarism, and cultures of democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific, Christine Hong

A violent peace : race, U.S. militarism, and cultures of democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific, Christine Hong

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A violent peace : race, U.S. militarism, and cultures of democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific
Title
A violent peace
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race, U.S. militarism, and cultures of democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific
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Christine Hong
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eng
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"Offering a critical account of the ways in which the US deployed its war power under liberal auspices throughout the Cold War, this book casts a geopolitical lens onto cultural productions preoccupied with black freedom, Asian liberation, and Pacific Islander decolonization against the backdrop of U.S. militarism in the Asia-Pacific region. The book examines the centrality of this militarism to the political and cultural imagination of racialized subjects in an era of serial U.S. "police actions" abroad and what writers such as James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and W.E.B. Du Bois described as a police state at home, contending that U.S. informal warfare relied on racial counterintelligence campaigns that structured not only America's hot wars in Asia but also its approach to radical activism, racial protest, and urban riots on the domestic front. As the author demonstrates, even as U.S. war politics may have taken the guise of anti-racist, multicultural alliance-building and marshaled the rhetoric of mutual defense, they gave rise to dissident visions of human rights that converged in a critique of the unilateralism of U.S. militarism, one that did not point in the direction of today's interventionist human rights politics. The book is in critical conversation with a spate of recent publications that might be called "Afro-Asian," but unlike these last, which tend to emphasize cross-racial solidarity, it highlights racial collusion, collaboration, and alignment with the post-1945 U.S. war machine as a paradoxical effect of the securitized "anti-racism" of the so-called Pax Americana. For Asian writers, artists, and filmmakers, Ōe Kenzaburo, Nakazawa Keiji, Byun Young-Joo, and Carlos Bulosan, the imagination of postcolonial or post-imperial justice is troubled by the period's deferral of decolonization. Literature by Miné Okubo, Chang-rae Lee, and Robert Barclay variously takes immigration, repatriation, or relocation as its theme, yet looming over this conditional incorporation into the postwar U.S. body politic is the specter of America's militarism in Asia. If these works by Asian American and Pacific Islanders implicitly query whether material redress is satisfied through U.S. citizenship or economic assistance, the major African American writers examined in this study critique civil rights as too narrow a horizon for racial democracy. Positing Jim Crow as war without end, they seek a vernacular for racial justice that transcends national boundaries, and in the case of Ellison and Baldwin, politicize black freedom via homology with historic U.S. foes, the Axis and the Vietcong. If visions of redress imply an obligation to restructure, the works assembled here lay bare the under-theorized composite nature of U.S. militarism and use cultural critique to engage in radical democratic deliberation"--
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Hong, Christine
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809/.93358
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.W3
LC item number
H64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Racism
  • Militarism
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Armed Forces
  • Militarism
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • War and literature
  • East Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • United States
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A violent peace : race, U.S. militarism, and cultures of democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific, Christine Hong
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Democracy in the teeth of fascism : the Black POW and the invisible war at home in Ralph Ellison's war writings -- Revolution from above : Oe Kenzaburo, the Black airman, and occupied Japan -- A blueprint for occupied Japan : Miné Okubo and the American concentration camp -- Possessive investment in ruin : the target, the proving ground, and the U.S. war machine in the nuclear Pacific -- People's war, people's democracy, people's epic : Carlos Bulosan, U.S. counterintelligence, and Cold War unreliable narration -- The enemy at home : urban warfare and the Russell Tribunal on Vietnam -- Militarized queerness : racial masking and the Korean War mascot
Control code
1127163258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9781503603134
Lccn
2019048061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1127163258
Label
A violent peace : race, U.S. militarism, and cultures of democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific, Christine Hong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy in the teeth of fascism : the Black POW and the invisible war at home in Ralph Ellison's war writings -- Revolution from above : Oe Kenzaburo, the Black airman, and occupied Japan -- A blueprint for occupied Japan : Miné Okubo and the American concentration camp -- Possessive investment in ruin : the target, the proving ground, and the U.S. war machine in the nuclear Pacific -- People's war, people's democracy, people's epic : Carlos Bulosan, U.S. counterintelligence, and Cold War unreliable narration -- The enemy at home : urban warfare and the Russell Tribunal on Vietnam -- Militarized queerness : racial masking and the Korean War mascot
Control code
1127163258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9781503603134
Lccn
2019048061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1127163258

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