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Journal: Pacific Historical Review
Pacific Historical Review (2015) 84 (4): 448–477.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the superiority of western martial arts and therefore American constructions of race and masculinity. As Theodore Roosevelt and the U.S. nation wrestled with the Japanese and jiu-jitsu, they responded in various ways to this new menace. The jiu-jitsu threat was ultimately subjugated by simultaneously exoticizing...