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"The Martial Islands": Making Marshallese Masculinities between American and Japanese Militarism

Dvorak, Gregory Eric


For over a century, the Marshall Islands have been entangled between the United States and Japan in their conquest of the Central Pacific; yet because of this, these islands have also been a place where multiple masculinities have converged, competed, and transformed each other. This is especially true around the site of Kwajalein Atoll, where terrain understood in Marshallese terms as female or maternal has been reshaped and masculinized through the semiotics of colonialism and militarization....[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: The Contemporary Pacific


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