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The Resource Cultures of commemoration : the politics of war, memory, and history in the Mariana Islands, Keith L. Camacho

Cultures of commemoration : the politics of war, memory, and history in the Mariana Islands, Keith L. Camacho

Label
Cultures of commemoration : the politics of war, memory, and history in the Mariana Islands
Title
Cultures of commemoration
Title remainder
the politics of war, memory, and history in the Mariana Islands
Statement of responsibility
Keith L. Camacho
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1941 the Japanese military attacked the US naval base Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu. Although much has been debated about this event and the wider American and Japanese involvement in the war, few scholars have explored the Pacific War's impact on Pacific Islanders. Cultures of Commemoration fills this crucial gap in the historiography by advancing scholarly understanding of Pacific Islander relations with and knowledge of American and Japanese colonialisms in the twentieth century. Drawing from an extensive archival base of government, military, and popular records, Chamorro scholar Keith L Camacho traces the formation of divergent colonial and indigenous histories in the Mariana Islands, an archipelago located in the western Pacific and home to the Chamorro people. He shows that US colonial governance of Guam, the southernmost island, and that of Japan in the Northern Mariana Islands created competing colonial histories that would later inform how Americans, Chamorros, and Japanese experienced and remembered the war and its aftermath. Central to this discussion is the American and Japanese administrative development of "loyalty" and "liberation" as concepts of social control, collective identity, and national belonging. Just how various Chamorros from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands negotiated their multiple identities and subjectivities is explored with respect to the processes of history and memory-making among this "Americanized" and "Japanized" Pacific Islander population. In addition, Camacho emphasizes the rise of war commemorations as sites for the study of American national historic landmarks, Chamorro Liberation Day festivities, and Japanese bone-collecting missions and peace pilgrimages. Ultimately, Cultures of Commemoration demonstrates that the past is made meaningful and at times violent by competing cultures of American, Chamorro, and Japanese commemorative practices
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Camacho, Keith L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pacific islands monograph series
Series volume
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Chamorro (Micronesian people)
  • Collective memory
  • War and society
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mariana Islands
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Chamorro (Micronesian people)
  • Collective memory
  • Colonial influence
  • Social aspects
  • War and society
  • Mariana Islands
Label
Cultures of commemoration : the politics of war, memory, and history in the Mariana Islands, Keith L. Camacho
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyalty and liberation -- World War II in the Mariana Islands -- The war's aftermath -- From processions to parades -- The land without heroes -- On the margins of memory and history -- The life and death of Father Dueñas
Control code
ocn868974409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860318
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r0rg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868974409
Label
Cultures of commemoration : the politics of war, memory, and history in the Mariana Islands, Keith L. Camacho
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyalty and liberation -- World War II in the Mariana Islands -- The war's aftermath -- From processions to parades -- The land without heroes -- On the margins of memory and history -- The life and death of Father Dueñas
Control code
ocn868974409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860318
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r0rg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868974409

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