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New Worlds, New Lives: Globalization and People of Japanese Descent in the Americas and from Latin America in Japan
     

New Worlds, New Lives: Globalization and People of Japanese Descent in the Americas and from Latin America in Japan

by Lane Hirabayashi (Editor), Akemi Kikumura-Yano (Editor), James Hirabayashi (Editor)
 

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Contributors in Asian American studies, cultural anthropology, and inter-cultural studies look at the impact of globalization on the identities of people of Japanese descent living outside Japan, concentrating on Nikkei communities in seven countries of the Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Peru, and the US. They also consider the special case of

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Contributors in Asian American studies, cultural anthropology, and inter-cultural studies look at the impact of globalization on the identities of people of Japanese descent living outside Japan, concentrating on Nikkei communities in seven countries of the Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Peru, and the US. They also consider the special case of Latin American Nikkei who have returned to Japan in recent decades to seek employment. Hirabayashi is professor of ethnic studies and a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"This extremely important book marks a definite'breakthrough' in making a comparative analysis of a single nationality group and its descendants in several new countries. No other book encompasses such a broad, yet very detailed, perspective, and all scholars of Japanese immigrants to the Americas will welcome this new direction in immigration history."—Brian Hayashi, Kyoto University

"New Worlds, New Lives does a great job of exploring the complex histories, and changing demographics, of the Japanese diaspora in only 384 pages...The volume is definately worth $24.95."—The Hawaii Herald

"Its real strength is its view into the contemporary communities of Nikkei in various host nations, and into Japan as host to its descendants wh have become gaijin."—American Ethnologist

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Contributors in Asian American studies, cultural anthropology, and inter-cultural studies look at the impact of globalization on the identities of people of Japanese descent living outside Japan, concentrating on Nikkei communities in seven countries of the Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Peru, and the US. They also consider the special case of Latin American Nikkei who have returned to Japan in recent decades to seek employment. Hirabayashi is professor of ethnic studies and a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Kyoto University - Brian Hayashi
"This extremely important book marks a definite'breakthrough' in making a comparative analysis of a single nationality group and its descendants in several new countries. No other book encompasses such a broad, yet very detailed, perspective, and all scholars of Japanese immigrants to the Americas will welcome this new direction in immigration history."
The Hawaii Herald
"New Worlds, New Lives does a great job of exploring the complex histories, and changing demographics, of the Japanese diaspora in only 384 pages...The volume is definately worth $24.95."
American Ethnologist
"Its real strength is its view into the contemporary communities of Nikkei in various host nations, and into Japan as host to its descendants wh have become gaijin."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804744621
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Asian America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Lane Ryo Hirabayashi is Professor of Ethnic Studies and a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Akemi Kikumura-Yano is Director of Research and International Relations at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles. James A. Hirabayashi is Chief Program Advisor at the Japanese American National Museum.

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