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Kovner, Sarah (Sarah C.), 1973- author
Occupying power : sex workers and servicemen in postwar Japan / Sarah Kovner
Alternate Title Sex workers and servicemen in postwar Japan
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012], ©2012
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 3rd Floor  HQ247.A5 K68 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Prostitution -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Sex-oriented businesses -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Prostitutes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Subject Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952
Physical Description xi, 226 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-218) and index
Contents Introduction : a special business -- "To transship t hem to some suitable island" : making policy in the midst of chaos -- Violence, commerce, marriage -- When flesh glittered : selling sex in Sasebo and Tokyo -- Legislating women : the push for a prostitution prevention law -- The high politics of base pleasures : regulating morality for the postwar era -- The presence of the past : controversies over sex work since 1956 -- Conclusion : beyond victimhood
Series Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

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