Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America / Edition 1

Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America / Edition 1

by Eiichiro Azuma
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195159411

ISBN-13: 9780195159417

Pub. Date: 03/17/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The incarceration of Japanese Americans has been discredited as a major blemish in American democratic tradition. Accompanying this view is the assumption that the ethnic group help unqualified allegiance to the United States. Between Two Empires probes the complexities of prewar Japanese America to show how Japanese in America held an in-between space between the

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The incarceration of Japanese Americans has been discredited as a major blemish in American democratic tradition. Accompanying this view is the assumption that the ethnic group help unqualified allegiance to the United States. Between Two Empires probes the complexities of prewar Japanese America to show how Japanese in America held an in-between space between the United States and the empire of Japan, between American nationality and Japanese racial identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195159417
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
899,076
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : immigrant transnationalism between two empires3
1Mercantilists, colonialists, and laborers : heterogeneous origins of Japanese America17
2Re-forming the immigrant masses : the transnational construction of a moral citizenry35
3Zaibei Doho : racial exclusion and the making of an American minority61
4"Pioneers of Japanese development" : history making and racial identity89
5The problem of generation : preparing the Nisei for the future111
6Wages of immigrant internationalism : Nisei in the ancestral land135
7Helping Japan, helping ourselves : the meaning of Issei patriotism163
8Ethnic nationalism and racial struggle : interethnic relations in the California Delta187
Epilogue : wartime racisms, state nationalisms, and the collapse of immigrant transnationalism208

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