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City of Stories: Finding Japanese New York

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter offers a “map” of artistic Japanese migrants in New York City. It begins by presenting brief snapshots of some Japanese migrant artists in NYC, who are all members of the so-called ... More


Introduction

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines the everyday lives of Japanese migrants who have reinvented themselves as artists in contemporary New York City. Drawing on research carried out between 2005 and 2006 in New York ... More


The Pathological Migrant: Failures, Escape, and Weakness of Character

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the many faces of fear and failure among Japanese migrants in New York City, from dealing with culture shock to coping with diagnosed mental illness. Beginning with an account ... More


Crafting a Position: Becoming Japanese through the Transnational Encounter

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how migrants in New York City craft themselves as Japanese through their creative work and personal identities. More specifically, it considers how Japan—as an idea, an ... More


Pushing the Reset Button: Self-Reinvention and the Triumphalist Japanese Migrant Narrative

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines what it calls the triumphalist migrant narrative through conversations with Japanese migrants in New York City. Through an analysis of two historical fictional stories by ... More


Making Art, Being an Artist: The Seductions of Creative Expression in Migrant Life

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the appeal of being an artist for Japanese migrants in New York City, along with the relationship between urban life and creative production. It shows that artistic production ... More


How to Live a Transnational Life: Between Heaviness and Lightness

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the ambivalence inherent in Japanese migrants' relationships to one another in everyday life through an analysis of three stories: an extended ethnographic vignette of the ... More


Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Spend time in New York City and, soon enough, you will encounter some of the Japanese nationals who live and work there. NYC is also home to one of the largest overseas Japanese populations in the ... More


Japanese Brazilians (1908–2013): Transnationalism amid Violence, Social Mobility, and Crisis

Mônica Raisa Schpun

in A Century of Transnationalism: Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040443
eISBN:
9780252098864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040443.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Brazil is currently home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, with around 1.5 million individuals spread over six generations. For more than a century, innumerable tensions have marked ... More


Epilogue

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This epilogue shows that Japanese migrants see New York City as an ideal stage for enacting grand projects of self-reinvention; they go to NYC to realize the selves they aspire to and imagine ... More


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