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'A definite feeling of antagonism': Rising tensions over clothing at the Featherston Prisoner-of-War Camp in World War Two

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Harman, KE, 'A definite feeling of antagonism': Rising tensions over clothing at the Featherston Prisoner-of-War Camp in World War Two, Journal of New Zealand Studies, 20 pp. 87-102. ISSN 1170-4616 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 Journal of New Zealand Studies

Official URL: http://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/issue/view/469

Abstract

This article utilises negotiations around the clothing issued to Japanese prisoners of war during World War Two as a lens through which to view aspects of the social history of the Featherston Camp. A particular focus is the prisoners’ objections to the requirement that they wear distinguishing khaki patches. Such objections went beyond being merely verbal, translating into physical interventions to modify their uniforms. The article demonstrates that tensions at the Camp continued well beyond the 1943 riot, and were not solely the province of the prisoners. Some attention is also given to New Zealand efforts at cultural accommodation and understanding.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:New Zealand History
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
UTAS Author:Harman, KE (Associate Professor Kristyn Harman)
ID Code:100291
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2015-05-08
Last Modified:2017-09-15
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