"Kissing is a symbol of democracy!": Dating, Democracy, and Romance in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

@article{McLelland2010KissingIA,
  title={"Kissing is a symbol of democracy!": Dating, Democracy, and Romance in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952},
  author={Mark McLelland},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={508 - 535}
}
  • Mark McLelland
  • Published 2010
  • History, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
In 1943 American anthropologist Margaret Mead was in Britain on an important wartime mission: her task was to study the interactions between American servicemen and local residents. In the monograph she published describing the experience Mead uncovered an important cultural difference between the two societies, a source of continual misunderstanding and conflict: English girls didn't know how to date! When it came to dating, a practice that Mead argued American boys and girls began "in the… Expand
"Women Always Drew the Short Straw": Military Power and Sexual Exploitation in the American Occupation of Koblenz, 1918–1923
  • T. Kehoe
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
  • 2019
D e s p i t e t h e U n i t e D s t a t e s repeatedly occupying foreign territory militarily from the early nineteenth century, participation in the Allies’ post–World War I occupation of the GermanExpand
Imposition, adoption, and resistance in Lynne Kutsukake�s The Translation of Love: A postcolonial approach
This paper, which is under Transnational American Studies and Postcolonial Studies, aims to analyze a process of creating a colonial culture which involves cultural imposition, adoption, andExpand
Gender and Modernity in Japan's "Long Twentieth Century"
This article surveys English-language writings on gender and modernity in Japanese history in the "long twentieth century." The discussion is organized around the themes of gendering the publicExpand
Sex and Gasoline: Selling Sex in Twentieth Century America
The adult entertainment industry as modern mankind knows it began to from at the end of the Victorian age, a time where America also happened to become a major international power for the first time.Expand
American Cultural Imperialism in 1960s Japan as Seen in Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood
Haruki Murakami is mostly well-known for his many works and is considered as one of the most influential writers in Japan. One of his greatest works is a nostalgic novel Norwegian Wood which namedExpand
Re-Embedding Sexual Meanings: A Qualitative Comparison of the Premarital Sexual Scripts of Chinese and Japanese Young Adults
Through a comparison of the premarital sexual scripts of Chinese and Japanese young adults, we propose a general framework for cross-culturally comparing sexual scripts. Based on a breakdown ofExpand
Projecting self and other through akogare [desire] among Japanese university students: The English language and the internationalization of higher education in a changing Japan
...................................................................................................................... v LIST OF TABLESExpand
Une histoire du striptease japonais
La nudite est un phenomene culturel. S’il existait indiscutablement des corps nus au Japon avant la defaite, c’est pendant l’occupation americaine que virent le jour des spectacles exploitant laExpand
A history of age-based film classification in Japan
This article provides a detailed history of film classification, or age ratings, in Japan. It describes historical precedents for Eirin, the agency responsible for film classification in Japan, and...
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 152 REFERENCES
Comforting The Nation: 'Comfort Women,' the Politics of Apology and the Workings of Gender
International politics always operates and is imagined in a gendered manner, especially in matters related to symbolic gestures and spectacles such as the declaration of war, the ritual of surrender,Expand
"I Want a Girl, Just Like the Girl that Married Harry James": American Women and the Problem of Political Obligation in World War II
sion, a reporter from the New York Times made a valiant effort to elicit the candidates' opinions on "the subject of culture." Perhaps unduly worried about Southern votes, George Bush went on atExpand
Histories of tourism: representation, identity and conflict.
Introduction - John K. Walton 1. Empires of Travel: British Guide Books and Cultural Imperialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - John M. Mackenzie 2. 'How and Where to go': The Role ofExpand
Women and War in Japan, 1937–45
AMONG THE MANY FORCES that jolt modern society, warfare is perhaps the most prevalent, possibly the most calamitous, and probably the most consequential. At first glance war seemingly regiments,Expand
Liberation under Siege: U.S. Military Occupation and Japanese Women's Enfranchisement
"Liberation under Siege" analyzes knowledge produced about Japanese womenÕs enfranchisement under U.S. military occupation, 1945-52. American popular memory remembers that Douglas MacArthurExpand
The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory
Preface. Introduction: Burned-Out Ruins and Barbed-Wire Fences. The Occupation of Japan as History. The Occupation in Mainland Japanese Literature and Criticism. Okinawa: From Premodern Kingdom toExpand
The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda
"A major contribution both to the study of Japan and propaganda in the twentieth century. Barak Kushner meticulously and convincingly reveals the full scope of what was assumed to not have existed;Expand
Teaching America About Sex: Marriage Guides and Sex Manuals from the Late Victorians to Dr. Ruth
In this witty and provocative study of sex and marriage manuals, M.E. Melody and Linda M. Peterson reveal that permissiveness, prohibition, and, tellingly, persuasion and enforcement-from sermons andExpand
War, occupation, and creativity : Japan and East Asia, 1920-1960
This collection of essays, based on international collaboration by scholars in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States, is a systematic, interdisciplinary attempt to address the social,Expand
‘America’ as desire and violence: Americanization in postwar Japan and Asia during the Cold War
The self as ‘America’ in east Asia What has ‘America’ meant in everyday terms for the people of East Asia since the end of the Second World War? What indeed does it continue to mean for us in theExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...