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Title :故郷で客死すること : 『中屋幸吉遺稿集 名前よ立って歩け』論
Title alternative :Death as a Foreigner in His Homeland : A Reading of Nakaya Kokichi's Posthumans Collection : Namae yo Tatte Aruke
Authors :新城, 郁夫
Authors alternative :Shinjo, Ikuo
Issue Date :24-Dec-2012
Abstract :To this day, there has not been a sustained critical study of Nakaya Kokichi, a writer whose work illustrates a singular unfolding of intellectual thoughts in Okinawa under the US military occupation. My paper sheds light upon the political potential of Nakaya’s thought through a close reading of his posthumous collection, Namae Yo Tatte Aruke (Let Your Name Stand Upright and Walk). In doing so, I pay particular attention to the three following aspects of his thought. First, Nakaya’s texts reveal the violent nature of “interpellation” that sustains the system of the US-Japan military alliance. Nakaya’s work exposes the ways in which such interpellation at once subjectivates those who live in Okinawa and, therefore, prohibits them from becoming a political subject. Second, Nakaya’s writings critique the politics of Okinawan nationalist identity and seek an alternative political future in the solidarity among the non-subjectivated bodies. Third, as Nakaya’s thought suggests a paradoxical possibility of kakushi or a death in a foreign land even in one’s own socalled “homeland,” it helps resituate Okinawa as an intersection of “refugees” who remain unable to belong to nation-states and of their “histories that open up laterally.”
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :2185-4882
Publisher :the International Institute for Okinawan Studies, University of the Ryukyus
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/34165
Citation :International journal of Okinawan studies Vol.3 no.2 p.23 -36
Appears in Collections:Vol.3(2) (2012/12)

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