Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-1714-1 • Hardback • April 2002 • $146.00 • (£112.00)
978-0-7425-1715-8 • Paperback • March 2002 • $63.00 • (£48.00)
978-1-4616-0582-9 • eBook • March 2002 • $59.50 • (£46.00)
Matthew Allen is senior lecturer in Japanese history in the School of Asian Studies at the University of Auckland.
Part 1 Part I: Memory, Locality, and History
Chapter 2 Wolves and Tigers: Remembering the Kumejima Massacres
Chapter 3 Locality and Diaspora on Kumejima
Chapter 4 Dialect and Dialectics
Chapter 5 Educating Society
Part 6 Part II: Mental Health, Shamanism, and Identity
Chapter 7 When Spirits Attack: Shamanism, Psychiatry, and Schizophrenia
Chapter 8 The Unsuccessful Shaman's Apprentice
Chapter 9 The Akebono-kai: Stigma and Identity
Part 10 Part III: Regionalism and Identity
Chapter 11 Selling Kume to Japan: Tourism as the last Resort
Chapter 13 Glossary
Chapter 13 Confusing the Issues
Chapter 14 Interviews
Chapter 15 List of Illustrations
Chapter 16 Index
A pleasure to read....An important voice in the discourse on Okinawa. The author deserves special credit for his original and innovative approach towards Okinawan studies.
The best English-language study to date in depicting the diversity and complexity within Japan's southernmost prefecture.
— The Journal of Japanese Studies
Timely and interesting.
— Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Allen has set an innovative methodological agenda....[A] fine ethnographic narrative filled with vivid descriptions. An enjoyable read.
— Monumenta Nipponica