The politics of fieldwork : research in an American concentration camp (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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The politics of fieldwork : research in an American concentration camp

Author: Lane Ryo Hirabayashi
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During World War II, more than thirty American anthropologists participated in empirical and applied research on more than 110,000 Japanese Americans subjected to mass removal and incarceration by the federal government. While the incarceration experience itself has been widely discussed, what has received little critical attention are the experiences of the Japanese and Japanese American field assistants who
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo.
Politics of fieldwork.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607222909
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lane Ryo Hirabayashi
ISBN: 0816518645 9780816518647 0816521468 9780816521463
OCLC Number: 39539413
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Roots --
Recruitment --
Research setting --
Revelation --
Removal --
Rejection --
Restoration --
Redux.
Responsibility: Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.

Abstract:

During World War II, more than thirty American anthropologists participated in empirical and applied research on more than 110,000 Japanese Americans subjected to mass removal and incarceration by the federal government. While the incarceration experience itself has been widely discussed, what has received little critical attention are the experiences of the Japanese and Japanese American field assistants who conducted extensive research within the camps.

Lane Hirabayashi examines the case of the late Dr. Tamie Tsuchiyama. Drawing from personal letters, ethnographic fieldnotes, reports, interviews, and other archival sources, The Politics of Fieldwork describes Tsuchiyama's experiences as a researcher at Poston, Arizona - a.k.a. The Colorado River Relocation Center. The book relates the daily life, fieldwork methodology, and politics of the residents and researchers at the Poston camp, as well as providing insight into the pressures that led to Tsuchiyama's ultimate resignation, in protest, from the JERS project in 1944. A multidisciplinary synthesis of anthropological, historical, and ethnic studies perspectives, The Politics of Fieldwork is rich with lessons about the ethics and politics of ethnographic fieldwork.

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