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Cartographies of violence : Japanese Canadian women, memory, and the subjects of the internment

Author: Mona Oikawa
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Studies in gender and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 1942, the federal government expelled more than 22,000 Japanese Canadians from their homes in British Columbia. From 1942 to 1949, they were dispossessed, sent to incarceration sites, and dispersed across Canada. Over 4,000 were deported to Japan. Cartographies of Violence analyses the effects of these processes for some Japanese Canadian women. Using critical race, feminist, anti-colonial, and cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oikawa, Mona, 1955-
Cartographies of violence.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2013409164
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mona Oikawa
ISBN: 9781442664302 1442664304
OCLC Number: 958564875
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (457 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The forgetting subjects and the subjects forgotten --
The silencing continues : 'speaking for' Japanese Canadian subjects of the internment --
Method, memory, and the subjects of the internment --
Cartographies of violence : creating carceral spaces and expelling Japanese Canadians from the nation --
Gendering the subjects of the internment : the interior camps of British Columbia --
Economies of the carceral : the 'self-support' camps, sugar beet farms, and domestic work --
The known and unknown : subjects lost, subjects remembered --
'It is part of my inheritance' : handing down memory of the internment --
'Crushing the white wall with our names' : re-membering the internment in white spaces --
Conclusion : re-membering the subjects of the 'internment.'
Series Title: Studies in gender and history.
Responsibility: Mona Oikawa.
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Disturbing and provocative, Cartographies of Violence explores Japanese-Canadian women's memories in order to map the effects of forced displacements, incarcerations, and the separations of family,  Read more...


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