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The Okinawan diaspora in Japan : crossing the borders within, Steve Rabson

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The Okinawan diaspora in Japan : crossing the borders within
Title
The Okinawan diaspora in Japan
Title remainder
crossing the borders within
Statement of responsibility
Steve Rabson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The experiences of Okinawans in mainland Japan, like those of migrant minorities elsewhere, derive from a legacy of colonialism, war, and alien rule. Okinawans have long coped with a society in which differences are often considered "strange" or "wrong," and with a central government that has imposed a mono-cultural standard in education, publicly priding itself on the nation's mythical "homogeneity." They have felt strong pressures to assimilate by adopting mainland Japanese culture and concealing or discarding their own. Recently, however, a growing pride in roots has inspired more Okinawan migrants and their descendants to embrace their own history and culture and to speak out against inequities. Their experiences, like those of minorities in other countries, have opened them to an acute and illuminating perspective, given voice in personal testimony, literature, and song. Although much has been written on Okinawan emigration abroad, this is the first book in English to consider the Okinawan diaspora in Japan. It is based on a wide variety of secondary and primary sources, including interviews conducted by the author in the greater Osaka area over a two-year period. The work begins with the experiences of women who worked in Osaka's spinning factories in the early twentieth century, covers the years of the Pacific War and the prolonged U.S. military occupation of Okinawa, and finally treats the period following Okinawa's reversion to Japan in 1972. Throughout, it examines the impact of government and corporate policies, along with popular attitudes, for a compelling account of the Okinawan diaspora in the context of contemporary Japan's struggle to acknowledge its multiethnic society. The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan will find a ready audience among students of contemporary Japanese history and East Asian societies, as well as general readers interested in Okinawans and other minorities living in Japan
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digitized
Cataloging source
SFB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabson, Steve
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chōsen Kōgei Kenkyūkai
  • Migration, Internal
  • Ryukyuans
  • Kansai Region (Japan)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Migration, Internal
  • Ryukyuans
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Minderheit
  • Okinawa
  • histoire (discipline)
  • Kansai (Japon)
Label
The Okinawan diaspora in Japan : crossing the borders within, Steve Rabson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
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
The homeland -- High hopes and broken promises (1900-1921) -- Moving for a better life (1921-1937) -- Wartime (1937-1945) -- An occupied homeland (1945-1972) -- Being Okinawan in Japan today (1972- ) -- The minority experience in Japan : a comparative perspective
Control code
ocn793012708
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860332
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.21313/9780824860332
  • 40020553097
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rgcf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012708
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
The Okinawan diaspora in Japan : crossing the borders within, Steve Rabson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
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
The homeland -- High hopes and broken promises (1900-1921) -- Moving for a better life (1921-1937) -- Wartime (1937-1945) -- An occupied homeland (1945-1972) -- Being Okinawan in Japan today (1972- ) -- The minority experience in Japan : a comparative perspective
Control code
ocn793012708
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860332
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.21313/9780824860332
  • 40020553097
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rgcf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012708
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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