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How Knowledge MovesWriting the Transnational History of Science and Technology$
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John Krige

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226605852

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.001.0001

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Transnational Knowledge, American Hegemony

Transnational Knowledge, American Hegemony

Social Scientists in US-Occupied Japan

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(p.149) Chapter Five Transnational Knowledge, American Hegemony
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How Knowledge Moves
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Miriam Kingsberg Kadia

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.003.0006

Many scholars have examined American support for natural sciences and engineering throughout the postwar world, resulting in a transnational network of knowledge production centered on the United States. Less well studied but no less important is social science, which promoted the values later espoused by modernization theory: democracy, capitalism, and peace. As the site of America’s longest postwar occupation, Japan poses a fruitful case for examining the geopolitical significance of social science as an ideological vehicle. Against the backdrop of a rift with the Soviet Union, the US primarily sought to refashion Japan into a bulwark against communism in Asia. Through texts, lectures, and especially collaborative fieldwork, American social scientists in Japan cultivated common values with Japanese colleagues, enabling the imagination of a joint future within the First World.

Keywords:   social science, modernization theory, US Occupation of Japan

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