Book

Post-war Okinawa

National Research Council, Pacific Science BoardWashington D.C. • Published In 1955 • Pages: 8, 232

By: Pitts, F. R., Lebra, William P., Suttles, Wayne P..

Abstract
This is a post-World War II description of Okinawan culture. It was prepared by two ethnologists and a geographer under the auspices of the Pacific Science Board of the National Academy of Science. The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of the American military occupation on Okinawan culture. In order to document that impact, pre- and post-war culture patterns were compared. The authors discuss social organization, political organization, religion, economic activities, diet, land use and tenure, population trends and health, and sanitary habits. In addition, they evaluate Okinawan-American relations and provide recommendations for improving relations and for stabilizing the Okinawan economy. The study was based on nine months of field research.
Subjects
Acculturation and culture contact
Sociocultural trends
Tillage
Diet
Land use
Internal trade
Labor supply and employment
Arranging a marriage
Nuptials
Household
Family relationships
Kin relationships
Community structure
Towns
Form and rules of government
External relations
Aftermath of combat
Pregnancy
Childbirth
Status of children
Techniques of socialization
Education system
culture
Okinawans
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Asia
Sub Region
East Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologists, Geographer-5
Analyst
Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; 1975
Coverage Date
1940s -1954
Coverage Place
Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Notes
[by] F.R. Pitts, William P. Lebra, and Wayne P. Suttles
LCSH
Okinawa