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Title :Tides of Dispossession : Property in Militarized Land and the Coloniality of Military Base Conversion in Okinawa
Authors :Iwama, Daniel
Issue Date :31-Mar-2021
Abstract :The repurposing of former military land is essential to the constant reformations of the US military’s immense footprint in Okinawa. The local forms of land-use planning that guide these conversions remain infl uenced by the land rent-structure that emerged out of the militarized colonial settlement of the postwar decade and the uprisings it inspired. In this article, I ask how colonial dispossession in militarized contexts shapes urban planning processes and outcomes for closed military sites. Using qualitative research in Central Okinawa, I argue that planning goals seeking to restore public access to demilitarized sites are hindered where there is a predominance of private property claims to base land. This work contributes to an understanding of planning’s colonial formations, especially as they operate through militarism, and deepens our understanding of the range of considerations that planners must make when approaching the redevelopment of militarized land in indigenous places.
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :2435-3302
Publisher :Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/48049
Citation :Okinawan Journal of Island Studies Vol.2 p.93 -114
Appears in Collections:Vol.2(2021/03)

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