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Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland
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Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland Paperback - 2017

by Jane H. Yamashiro


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There is a rich body of literature on the experience of Japanese immigrants in the United States, and there are also numerous accounts of the cultural dislocation felt by American expats in Japan. But what happens when Japanese Americans, born and raised in the United States, are the ones living abroad in Japan? Redefining Japaneseness chronicles how Japanese American migrants to Japan navigate and complicate the categories of Japanese and "foreigner." Drawing from extensive interviews and fieldwork in the Tokyo area, Jane H. Yamashiro tracks the multiple ways these migrants strategically negotiate and interpret their daily interactions. Following a diverse group of subjects-some of only Japanese ancestry and others of mixed heritage, some fluent in Japanese and others struggling with the language, some from Hawaii and others from the US continent-her study reveals wide variations in how Japanese Americans perceive both Japaneseness and Americanness. Making an important contribution to both Asian American studies and scholarship on transnational migration, Redefining Japaneseness critically interrogates the common assumption that people of Japanese ancestry identify as members of a global diaspora. Furthermore, through its close examination of subjects who migrate from one highly-industrialized nation to another, it dramatically expands our picture of the migrant experience.

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  • Title Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland
  • Author Jane H. Yamashiro
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 224
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Rutgers University Press
  • Date 2017-01-24
  • ISBN 9780813576367 / 0813576369
  • Weight 0.8 lbs (0.36 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 in (22.61 x 14.99 x 1.78 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Asian - Japanese
    • Ethnic Orientation: Asian - General
    • Ethnic Orientation: Asian - Japanese
  • Library of Congress subjects United States - Emigration and immigration -, Japan - Ethnic relations
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2016015516
  • Dewey Decimal Code 305.895

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JANE H. YAMASHIRO is a visiting scholar in the Asian American Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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