An Absent Presence: Japanese Americans in Postwar American Culture, 1945-1960 / Edition 1

An Absent Presence: Japanese Americans in Postwar American Culture, 1945-1960 / Edition 1

by Caroline Chung Simpson
     
 

Discusses the social and political disenfranchisement of Japanese Americans after WWII.

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Overview

Discusses the social and political disenfranchisement of Japanese Americans after WWII.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822327462
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
New Americanists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Chung Simpson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1"That Faint and Elusive Insinuation": Remembering Internment and the Dawn of the Postwar12
2The Internment of Anthropology: Wartime Studies of Japanese Culture43
3How Rose Becomes Red: The Case of Tokyo Rose and the Postwar Beginnings of Cold War Culture76
4"A Mutual Brokenness": The Hiroshima Maidens Project, Japanese Americans, and American Motherhood113
5"Out of an Obscure Place": Japanese War Brides and Cultural Pluralism in the 1950s149
Epilogue186
Notes195
Bibliography216
Index226

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