Coral and Concrete: Remembering Kwajalein Atoll between Japan, America, and the Marshall Islands 9780824855246

Coral and Concrete, Greg Dvorak’s cross-cultural history of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, explores intersections of

148 74 3MB

English Pages 346 [352] Year 2018

Report DMCA / Copyright

DOWNLOAD FILE

Coral and Concrete: Remembering Kwajalein Atoll between Japan, America, and the Marshall Islands
 9780824855246

Table of contents :
Contents
Acknowledgments
Notes on Style
Maps
Glossary
Prelude: The Middle of Now-here
CHAPTER 1. Coral and Concrete: Paradigm for Pacific Pasts
CHAPTER 2. Mapping “the Martial Islands”: Imagi-Nations and Mythologies of Kwajalein
CHAPTER 3. Chasing the Chieftain’s Daughter: Dancing Japan’s Pacific Desires
CHAPTER 4. Bones: Confronting the Atollscapes of War
CHAPTER 5. Capturing Liberation: American Imag(in)ings of the Battle of Kwajalein
CHAPTER 6. The Haunted Bathtub: Encountering the Spirits of the Atoll
CHAPTER 7. Dislocations: Moving Land, Moving People
CHAPTER 8. Homecoming, 2016: The Ri-Kuwajleen Revolution
CHAPTER 9. Atollism: Reconnecting Kwajalein’s Past into the Present
Notes
Works Cited
Image Notes
Index
About the Author

Polecaj historie