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Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies: Conversations on Race and Racializations

Yasuko Takezawa and Gary Y. Okihiro

Abstract

Begun as a conversation among scholars of Japanese American studies in Japan and the United States, Transpacific Japanese American Studies is conceived of as an engagement across national archives, literatures, and subject positions to excavate personal investments, epistemologies, and social contexts. Is it possible to achieve a truly equal exchange in a field that defines itself as “Japanese American” studies and in a conversation conducted mainly in the English language? All of the contributors to this volume were asked to consider those foundational questions, and most discussed their subj ... More

Keywords: Japanese American studies, Asian American, transpacific, race, racialization, ethnicity, society, history, immigration, positionality, Japan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824847586
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824847586.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yasuko Takezawa, editor
Kyoto University

Gary Y. Okihiro, editor
Columbia University

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Introduction

Yasuko Takezawa and Gary Y. Okihiro

Part I Orientation

Part II Racializations

Part III Communities

Part IV Intersections

Part V Borderlands

Chapter 9 Nakayoshi Group

Wesley Ueunten

Part VI Reorientations

Part VII Pedagogies

Part VIII Dialoguing Subject Positions

Thoughts on Positionality

Noriko K. Ishii

Positions In-Between

Duncan Ryûken Williams

Toward More Equal Dialogue

Yasuko Takezawa

End Matter