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Author LinkKovner, Sarah(Sarah C.),1973-author.
Title LinkOccupying power : sex workers and servicemen in postwar Japan / Sarah Kovner.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012].
Description xi, 226 pages :  illustrations, map ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University )
Series ( Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-218) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction : a special business -- "To transship them 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.
Subject LinkProstitution -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
LinkSex-oriented businesses -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
LinkProstitutes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
LinkJapan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952.

System Number 000666901
ISBN Link9780804776912 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Link0804776911 (cloth : acid-free paper)

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