Dancing with the Dead: Memory, Performance, and Everyday Life in Postwar Okinawa (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society) Illustrated Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0822343714
ISBN-10: 0822343711
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Christopher T. Nelson put in plenty of legwork for this work ofsocial anthropology -- the writer is more participant than observer.Nelson's own memories of Okinawa loop back to the summer of 1985, when,as a newly recruited lieutenant in the U.S. Marines, he recalls standing outside a bar in the Okinawan city of Koza, soaking up the "smell ofthe street, asphalt and exhaust, frying oil, sewage." Seasoned by experience, and with a more mature slant on the concealed intentions of Washington and Tokyo, Nelson finds Okinawan performersactive in reactivating and transmitting the past, through music, film,recitation, story telling and dramatic monologues.

Stephen Mansfield,  "Okinawa chronicles: 10 books that show the many faces of Japan's 'island paradise'" in The Japan Times

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"Dancing with the Dead is a beautifully written, deeply evocative, and smartly argued book about the ways in which the past intrudes into the present and how memory is given shape, recognition, and vigor through storytelling of various forms. This will be an important book not only for and about Okinawan history but also about the times of continued violence and militarism in which we live."--Anne Allison, author of Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Duke University Press Books; Illustrated edition (December 12, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0822343711
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0822343714
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.72 x 9 inches
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