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Modern Okinawan Transnationality: Colonialism, Diaspora, and “Return”

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the modern history of the Okinawan diaspora in three sections: (i) the history of Okinawan immigration to Bolivia in the prewar and postwar periods; (ii) the foundation and ... More


Gendering Transnationality: Marriage, Family, and Dekasgi

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to gender and family relationships among Okinawan-Bolivians, which often underwent drastic transformations during their migrations between Colonia Okinawa and urban Japan. In ... More


Educating “Good” Nikkei and Okinawan Subjects

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on educational institutions that actively sought to foster Okinawan-Bolivians as culturally hybrid subjects by infusing them with objectified and naturalized cultures. ... More


The Making of Patrones Japonesas and Dekasegi Migrants

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the visible signs of Okinawan-Bolivians' economic and social status in Colonia Okinawa and Tsurumi. It focuses on the labor market and the workplace as “critical sites” of ... More


From Patrón to Nikkei-Jin Rōdōsha : Class Transformations

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the experiences of Okinawan-Bolivian dekasegi migrants in Japan, most of whom were Nisei children of affluent Issei farm owners in Colonia Okinawa. It outlines the labor market ... More


Conclusion: Embodiment of Local Belonging

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter draws together the data on Okinawan-Bolivians' contradictory subject positions in Bolivia and Japan in order to theorize the meaning of racialization in a transnational ... More


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