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Despair and Defiance

Franklin Odo

in Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199813032
eISBN:
9780199345328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Sugar plantation work in this early period, into the 1930s, was harsh and unprotected by unions or effective legal enforcement. Field overseers were demanding and sometimes cruel. Picture brides who ... More


Narratives of Dislocation in the Novels of Karen Tei Yamashita, Joy Kogawa, and Julie Otsuka

Cynthia F. Wong

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay aligns three genealogical “Japanese” narratives. Wong first addresses Yamashita’s novels of migrant Brazil and residential California. Analysis follows of Joy Kogawa’s Obasan with its ... More


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