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Rabson, Steve 1943-

Works: 16 works in 69 publications in 2 languages and 3,234 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Senryu 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PL886.O542, 895.608095229
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Most widely held works by Steve Rabson
Southern exposure : modern Japanese literature from Okinawa( )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Okinawan diaspora in Japan : crossing the borders within by Steve Rabson( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of Okinawans in mainland Japan, like those of migrant minorities elsewhere, derive from a legacy of colonialism, war, and alien rule. Okinawans have long coped with a society in which differences are often considered "strange" or "wrong," and with a central government that has imposed a mono-cultural standard in education, publicly priding itself on the nation's mythical "homogeneity." They have felt strong pressures to assimilate by adopting mainland Japanese culture and concealing or discarding their own. Recently, however, a growing pride in roots has inspired more Okinawan migrants and their descendants to embrace their own history and culture and to speak out against inequities. Their experiences, like those of minorities in other countries, have opened them to an acute and illuminating perspective, given voice in personal testimony, literature, and song. Although much has been written on Okinawan emigration abroad, this is the first book in English to consider the Okinawan diaspora in Japan. It is based on a wide variety of secondary and primary sources, including interviews conducted by the author in the greater Osaka area over a two-year period. The work begins with the experiences of women who worked in Osaka's spinning factories in the early twentieth century, covers the years of the Pacific War and the prolonged U.S. military occupation of Okinawa, and finally treats the period following Okinawa's reversion to Japan in 1972. Throughout, it examines the impact of government and corporate policies, along with popular attitudes, for a compelling account of the Okinawan diaspora in the context of contemporary Japan's struggle to acknowledge its multiethnic society. The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan will find a ready audience among students of contemporary Japanese history and East Asian societies, as well as general readers interested in Okinawans and other minorities living in Japan
Righteous cause or tragic folly : changing views of war in modern Japanese poetry by Steve Rabson( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okinawa's GI brides : their lives in America by Etsuko Takushi Crissey( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Contents -- Introduction. A Result of American Bases -- Chapter One. The US Military in Okinawa -- Chapter Two. American Soldiers and Okinawan Women -- Chapter Three. Long Journey to a Huge Country -- Chapter Four. Varied Experiences of International Marriage -- Chapter Five. The Survey -- Chapter Six. Living in America -- Chapter Seven. GI Brides: Their Lives Today -- Notes -- Sources
Islands of protest : Japanese literature from Okinawa by Davinder L Bhowmik( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature is an important vehicle to further knowledge of other cultures, and English translations of Okinawan literary works have had a major impact on the field of Okinawan studies. Yet the riches of Okinawa's literature have yet to be adequately mined. Islands of Protest attempts to address this lacuna with this new selection of critically acclaimed modern and contemporary works in English.The anthology includes poetry, fiction, and drama, drawing on Okinawa's distinct culture and subtropical natural environment to convey the emotions and tensions present in everyday life. Tōma Hiroko's poem "Backbone" juxtaposes the natural environment of aquamarine beaches and subtropical flora and fauna with the built environment of America's military bases. Stories by two of Okinawa's most dynamic contemporary authors display wide breadth, from the preservation of island dances and burial practices in Sakiyama Tami's "Island Confinement" and "Come Swaying, Come Swinging" to the bold, disquieting themes of violence and comfort women in Medoruma Shun's "Hope," "Taiwan Woman," and "Tree of Butterflies." The crown jewel of the anthology, Chinen Seishin's play The Human Pavilion, is based on an infamous historical incident in which Okinawans were put on display during a 1903 industrial exhibition in Osaka. In his 1978 masterpiece, Chinen depicts the relentless pressure on Okinawans to become more Japanese.Given the controversial presence of U.S. military forces in Okinawa, this book is particularly timely. Disputes between the United States and Japanese governments over construction of a new marine airbase at Henoko have led to the resignation of Japan's prime minister, the election of an anti-base governor, and repeated protests. Islands of Protest offers a compelling entrée into a complex culture, one marked by wartime decimation, relentless discrimination, and fierce resistance, yet often overshadowed by the clichéd notion of a gentle Okinawa so ceaselessly depicted in Japan's mass media
Okinawa : two postwar novellas by Tatsuhiro Ōshiro( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islands of discontent : Okinawan responses to Japanese and American power by Laura Elizabeth Hein( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining contemporary Okinawan culture, politics, and historical memory, this book traces the dynamic reconstruction and reframing of Okinawan identity. The contributors explore the cultural and political expression that has flowered in the past decade with the vigorous growth of local museums and memorials and of the popularity of distinctive Okinawan music and literature, as well as of political movements targeting both U.S. military bases and Japanese national policy on ecological, developmental, and equity grounds. A key strategy has been the mobilization of historical memory, particularl
In a family way by Ann Rabson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edo senryū on waka and women by Steve Rabson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Kaneko Mitsuharu by Steve Rabson( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ikutsu mo no Ryūkyū Okinawa zō by Hōsei Daigaku( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aspecten van de cultuur van Ryukyu en Okinawa, Japan
Trade union health and safety policy and AIDS by Steve Rabson( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Islands of resistance Japanese literature from Okinawa( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assimilation policy in Okinawa : promotion, resistance, and "reconstruction" by Steve Rabson( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Southern exposure modern Japanese literature from Okinawa( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shimazaki Tōson on war by Steve Rabson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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