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The Resource Embodying belonging : racializing Okinawan diaspora in Bolivia and Japan, Taku Suzuki

Embodying belonging : racializing Okinawan diaspora in Bolivia and Japan, Taku Suzuki

Label
Embodying belonging : racializing Okinawan diaspora in Bolivia and Japan
Title
Embodying belonging
Title remainder
racializing Okinawan diaspora in Bolivia and Japan
Statement of responsibility
Taku Suzuki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Embodying Belonging is the first full-length study of a Okinawan diasporic community in South America and Japan. Under extraordinary conditions throughout the twentieth century (Imperial Japanese rule, the brutal Battle of Okinawa at the end of World War II, U.S. military occupation), Okinawans left their homeland and created various diasporic communities around the world. Colonia Okinawa, a farming settlement in the tropical plains of eastern Bolivia, is one such community that was established in the 1950s under the guidance of the U.S. military administration. Although they have flourished as farm owners in Bolivia, thanks to generous support from the Japanese government since Okinawa's reversion to Japan in 1972, hundreds of Bolivian-born ethnic Okinawans have left the Colonia in the last two decades and moved to Japanese cities, such as Yokohama, to become manual laborers in construction and manufacturing industries. Based on the author's multisited field research on the work, education, and community lives of Okinawans in the Colonia and Yokohama, this ethnography challenges the unidirectional model of assimilation and acculturation commonly found in immigration studies. In its vivid depiction of the transnational experiences of Okinawan-Bolivians, it argues that transnational Okinawan-Bolivians underwent the various racialization processes--in which they were portrayed by non-Okinawan Bolivians living in the Colonia and native-born Japanese mainlanders in Yokohama and self-represented by Okinawan-Bolivians themselves--as the physical embodiment of a generalized and naturalized "culture" of Japan, Okinawa, or Bolivia. Racializing narratives and performances ideologically serve as both a cause and result of Okinawan-Bolivians' social and economic status as successful large-scale farm owners in rural Bolivia and struggling manual laborers in urban Japan. As the most comprehensive work available on Okinawan immigrants in Latin America and ethnic Okinawan "return" migrants in Japan, Embodying Belonging is at once a critical examination of the contradictory class and cultural identity (trans)formations of transmigrants; a rich qualitative study of colonial and postcolonial subjects in diaspora, and a bold attempt to theorize racialization as a social process of belonging within local and global schemes
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Suzuki, Taku
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ryukyuans
  • Bolivians
  • Immigrants
  • Children of immigrants
  • Return migrants
  • Okinawa-ken (Japan)
  • Colonia Okinawa (Bolivia)
  • Transnationalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Children of immigrants
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Transnationalism
  • Bolivia
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Migration
  • Okinawa
  • Japan
  • Bolivien
Label
Embodying belonging : racializing Okinawan diaspora in Bolivia and Japan, Taku Suzuki
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modern Okinawan transnationality : colonialism, diaspora, and "return" -- The making of patrones japonesas and dekasegi migrants -- From patrón to Nikkei-jin rōdōsha : class transformations -- Educating "good" Nikkei and Okinawan subjects -- Gendering transnationality : marriage, family and dekasegi
Control code
ocn663885702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860547
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40018073230
  • ebc3413449
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tsbt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663885702
Label
Embodying belonging : racializing Okinawan diaspora in Bolivia and Japan, Taku Suzuki
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Modern Okinawan transnationality : colonialism, diaspora, and "return" -- The making of patrones japonesas and dekasegi migrants -- From patrón to Nikkei-jin rōdōsha : class transformations -- Educating "good" Nikkei and Okinawan subjects -- Gendering transnationality : marriage, family and dekasegi
Control code
ocn663885702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860547
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40018073230
  • ebc3413449
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tsbt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663885702

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