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Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific (review)

Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific (review) book and media reviews 541 appear to have chosen sexual labor. questions raised by local antimilitarist “Good girls” need “bad girls” in order groups and suggests the possibility of to define themselves as good, making demilitarized zones and alternative it hard for the two groups to unite. security frameworks, based on diplo- The production of militarized macy rather than armed intervention, masculinity for Filipino soldiers, and for the Pacific region. masculinity’s relation to the patriotic The only thing lacking from this promises of national belonging, form fine volume is a vigorous conclusion, WKHKHDUWRI7KHUHVD&HQLGR]D6XDUH]ªV one that would pull together the many essay, “Militarized Filipino Masculin- threads and point the way forward for LW\DQGWKH/DQJXDJHRI&LWL]HQVKLS both scholars and activists. A vol- in San Diego.” Naoki Sakai analyzes ume of essays on different locations representations of romantic love and themes is necessarily somewhat in colonial contexts, showing how fragmented; one longs for a conclud- such tropes both express and con- ing essay that pulls back from the ceal unequal power relations. Insook dense thicket of particulars to cultivate Kwon’s startling essay “Masculinity a bigger picture. Given the dearth of LROHQFHLQDQG0DOHRQ0DOH6H[XDO9 critical scholarship on the military in the Military” investigates the sexual Asia and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 23 (2) – Aug 20, 2011

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

book and media reviews 541 appear to have chosen sexual labor. questions raised by local antimilitarist “Good girls” need “bad girls” in order groups and suggests the possibility of to define themselves as good, making demilitarized zones and alternative it hard for the two groups to unite. security frameworks, based on diplo- The production of militarized macy rather than armed intervention, masculinity for Filipino soldiers, and for the Pacific region. masculinity’s relation to the patriotic The only thing lacking from this promises of national belonging, form fine volume is a vigorous conclusion, WKHKHDUWRI7KHUHVD&HQLGR]D6XDUH]ªV one that would pull together the many essay, “Militarized Filipino Masculin- threads and point the way forward for LW\DQGWKH/DQJXDJHRI&LWL]HQVKLS both scholars and activists. A vol- in San Diego.” Naoki Sakai analyzes ume of essays on different locations representations of romantic love and themes is necessarily somewhat in colonial contexts, showing how fragmented; one longs for a conclud- such tropes both express and con- ing essay that pulls back from the ceal unequal power relations. Insook dense thicket of particulars to cultivate Kwon’s startling essay “Masculinity a bigger picture. Given the dearth of LROHQFHLQDQG0DOHRQ0DOH6H[XDO9 critical scholarship on the military in the Military” investigates the sexual Asia and

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 20, 2011

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