Chapter

On Base

Sabine Frühstück

in Uneasy Warriors

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780520247949
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520939646 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247949.003.0002
On Base

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This chapter provides a microanalysis of the rhythms of everyday life on a Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) base. Specifically, it takes a close look at the internal mechanisms of a GSDF base through the lens of a week of basic training. Narrating this experience allows for the identification and introduction of some of the key sites, people, and issues that make up a base and characterize the everyday lives of Japanese service members.

Keywords: Japanese military; Ground Self-Defense Force; service members; military personnel; basic training

Chapter.  14506 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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