In Part III, I focus on African American women in occupied Japan as major actors in shaping the gendered formation of the qBlack Pacific.q This section examines how black women achieved the feminine sense of empowerment by exploring alternative racial identities, gender roles, and class positions in Japan, while they continued facing and challenging racism and sexism within the U.S. military and from the patriarchal sector of the black community there.Some civilian African American women were employed under the contract with the U.S. Army in Japan under U.S. military occupation. ... club which was established for the welfare of the U.S. servicemen by the Red Cross worker Ocie Smith in 1947 (See Figure 5.3). ... June Wells, in the 22 Ralph Matthews, aquot;Fate Provides Twisted Experience For AAF Nurse, aquot; Norfolk Journal and Guide, October 6, 1951.
|Title||:||Gendering the "black Pacific": Race Consciousness, National Identity, and the Masculine/feminine Empowerment Among African Americans in Japan Under U.S. Military Occupation, 1945--1952|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|