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Voices from the CanefieldsFolksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i$
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Franklin Odo

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199813032

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.001.0001

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Love and Lust

Love and Lust

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Voices from the Canefields

Franklin Odo

Oxford University Press

The Japanese Government required Hawaii's plantations to include at least one woman for every four men imported as workers. This strategy was designed to avoid the extraordinary sex imbalance that plagued early Chinese immigration leading, it was assumed, to extreme social dislocation. Many couples formed lifelong bonds of affection and loyalty. But this sex ratio ensured robust competition for women and relative freedom for women to choose their mates. Early conditions were rude and crude. Prostitution, affairs, and wife-stealing were everyday occurrences.

Keywords:   Love, Lust, Illicit affairs, Bawdy lyrics, Imbalanced sex ratio, Wife-stealing

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