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The Resource From race to ethnicity : interpreting Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi, Jonathan Y. Okamura

From race to ethnicity : interpreting Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi, Jonathan Y. Okamura

Label
From race to ethnicity : interpreting Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi
Title
From race to ethnicity
Title remainder
interpreting Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Y. Okamura
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book in more than thirty years to discuss critically both the historical and contemporary experiences of Hawaii's Japanese Americans. Given that race was the foremost organizing principle of social relations in Hawaii and was followed by ethnicity beginning in the 1970s, the book interprets these experiences from racial and ethnic perspectives. The transition from race to ethnicity is cogently demonstrated in the transformation of Japanese Americans from a highly racialized minority of immigrant laborers to one of the most politically and socioeconomically powerful ethnic groups in the islands. To illuminate this process, the author has produced a racial history of Japanese Americans from their early struggles against oppressive working and living conditions on the sugar plantations to labor organizing and the rise to power of the Democratic Party following World War II. He goes on to analyze how Japanese Americans have maintained their political power into the twenty-first century and discusses the recent advocacy and activism of individual yonsei (fourth-generation Japanese Americans) working on behalf of ethnic communities other than their own. From Race to Ethnicity resonates with scholars currently debating the relative analytical significance of race and ethnicity. Its novel analysis convincingly elucidates the differential functioning of race and ethnicity over time insofar as race worked against Japanese Americans and other non-Haoles (Whites) by restricting them from full and equal participation in society, but by the 1970s ethnicity would work fully in their favor as they gained greater political and economic power. The author reminds readers, however, that ethnicity has continued to work against Native Hawaiians, Filipino Americans, and other minorities--although not to the same extent as race previously--and thus is responsible for maintaining ethnic inequality in Hawaii
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okamura, Jonathan Y
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race and ethnicity in Hawaiʻi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese Americans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Japanese Americans
  • Hawaii
  • Japaner
  • Hawaii
Label
From race to ethnicity : interpreting Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi, Jonathan Y. Okamura
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Struggle and resistance: 1885-1945 -- Myles Yutaka Fukunaga and the anti-Japanese movement -- Advocacy and advancement: 1946-1970 -- Power and domination: 1971-1986 -- Power and ethnicity: post-1986 -- Activism and advocacy: Yonsei leaders -- Conclusion: beyond Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi
Control code
ocn884538360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824840181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824840181
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1366cvt
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884538360
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
From race to ethnicity : interpreting Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi, Jonathan Y. Okamura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Struggle and resistance: 1885-1945 -- Myles Yutaka Fukunaga and the anti-Japanese movement -- Advocacy and advancement: 1946-1970 -- Power and domination: 1971-1986 -- Power and ethnicity: post-1986 -- Activism and advocacy: Yonsei leaders -- Conclusion: beyond Japanese American experiences in Hawaiʻi
Control code
ocn884538360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824840181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824840181
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1366cvt
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884538360
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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