Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

by Kirsten Emiko McAllister

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ISBN-13: 9780774817721
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Drive to Do Research

1 A Necessary Crisis

2 Mapping the Spaces of Internment

3 The Chronotope of the (Im)memorial

4 Continuity and Change between Generations

5 Making Space for Other Memories in the Historical Landscape

6 In Memory of Others

Conclusion: Points of Departure

Notes

References

Index

What People are Saying About This

Audrey Kobayashi

I laughed, I cried, I read with wonder and astonishment and awe. McAllister's prose is haunting and erudite, a remarkable, evocative story of the meanings and memories that linger uncannily in the walls, the ground, the minds of Japanese Canadians interned at the Orchard and other sites. She maps a journey both personal and communal that will resonate with scholars, activists, and community members. What an amazing contribution to our understanding of the terrain on memory.

Lauren Berlant

Terrain of Memory is an important, irreplaceable book for its intellectual acuity, its ethnographic precision, its historical and archival capaciousness, and its writerly beauty, bravery, and openness. It contributes immeasurably to work on state violence, racialization, trauma, and community memory across the humanities and social sciences; as it educates its readers about the trials of Japanese Canadians in the years around World War II, it provides an exemplary analysis of the multiple ways the work of memory never ends.

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"Terrain of Memory is an important, irreplaceable book for its intellectual acuity, its ethnographic precision, its historical and archival capaciousness, and its writerly beauty, bravery, and openness. It contributes immeasurably to work on state violence, racialization, trauma, and community memory across the humanities and social sciences; as it educates its readers about the trials of Japanese Canadians in the years around World War II, it provides an exemplary analysis of the multiple ways the work of memory never ends."—Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago

"I laughed, I cried, I read with wonder and astonishment and awe. McAllister's prose is haunting and erudite, a remarkable, evocative story of the meanings and memories that linger uncannily in the walls, the ground, the minds of Japanese Canadians interned at the Orchard and other sites. She maps a journey both personal and communal that will resonate with scholars, activists, and community members. What an amazing contribution to our understanding of the terrain on memory."—Audrey Kobayashi, professor of geography and Queen's Research Chair, Queen's University

"Terrain of Memory is a compelling and in-depth study of the processes and forms of collective remembering and memorializing among groups who experienced persecution and political violence. Set within the broader arena of Canadian postwar politics of redress and reconciliation, this book is a useful text for students and a valuable source for community workers and cultural and human rights organizations concerned with reparation and human rights."—Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, author of Dwellers of Memory: Youth and Violence in Medellin, Colombia (1985-2000)

Pilar Riaño-Alcalá

Terrain of Memory is a compelling and in-depth study of the processes and forms of collective remembering and memorializing among groups who experienced persecution and political violence. Set within the broader arena of Canadian postwar politics of redress and reconciliation, this book is a useful text for students and a valuable source for community workers and cultural and human rights organizations concerned with reparation and human rights.

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