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Trans-Pacific Japanese American studies : conversations on race and racializations

Author: Yasuko I Takezawa; Gary Y Okihiro
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasuko I Takezawa; Gary Y Okihiro
ISBN: 9780824847586 082484758X
OCLC Number: 933863829
Description: xii, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Shifting grounds in Japanese American studies : reconsidering "race" and "class" in a trans-Pacific geopolitical-historical context / Yasuko Takezawa --
The unbearable whiteness of being : the contemporary racialization of Japanese/Asian Americans / Michael Omi --
Negotiating categories and transgressing (mixed-) race identities : the artworks and narratives of Roger Shimomura, Laura Kina, and Shizu Saldamando / Yasuko Takezawa --
Trans-Pacific localism and the creation of a fishing colony : pre-World War II Taiji immigrants on Terminal Island, California / Yuko Konno --
Vernacular representations of race and the making of a Japanese ethnoracial community in Los Angeles / Fuminori Minamikawa --
Negotiating the boundaries of race, caste. and mibun : Meiji-era diplomatic and immigrant responses to North American categories of exclusion / Andrea Geiger --
Americanization and beika : gender and racialization of the issei community in California before World War II / Yuko Matsumoto --
Sansei women and the gendering of yellow power in southern California, 1960s-1970s / Valerie J. Matsumoto --
Nakayoshi Group : postwar Okinawan women's articulation of identity in America / Wesley Ueunten --
What brings Korean immigrants to Japantown? : commodifying racial differences in the age of globalization / Sachiko Kawakami --
The making of a Japanese American race, and why are there no "immigrants" in postwar nikkei history and community? : the problems of generation, region, and citizenship in Japanese America / Eiichiro Azuma --
Reorienting Asian American studies in Asia and the Pacific / Rika Nakamura --
Teaching Asian American studies in Japan : challenges and possibilities / Masumi Izumi --
Japanese American progressives : a case study in identity formation / Mari Matsuda --
Notes from Shinagawa, July 28-29, 2012 / Gary Y. Okihiro --
Thoughts on positionality / Noriko K. Ishii --
Asian American history across the Pacific / Lon Kurashige --
Japanese Americans in academia and political discourse in Japan / Okiyoshi Takeda --
Location, positionality, and community : studying and teaching Japanese America in the United States and Japan / Yoko Tsukuda --
Positions in-between : hapa, Buddhist, and Japanese American studies / Duncan Ryûken Williams --
Toward more equal dialogue / Yasuko Takezawa.
Responsibility: edited by Yasuko Takezawa and Gary Y. Okihiro.

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Takezawa and Okihiro make a sustained case that Japanese American studies is best conceptualized in terms of an interactive "trans-Pacific" dynamic rather than simply a transnational, diasporic, or Read more...

 
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