Experiences of Japanese American Women during and after World War II : Living in Internment Camps and Rebuilding Life Afterwards
Experiences of Japanese American Women during and after World War II: Living in Internment Camps and Rebuilding Life Afterwards examines the experiences of Japanese American women who were in internment camps during World War II and after. Precious Yamaguchi follows these women after they were released and shows how they tried to rebuild their lives after losing everything. Using evidence from primary sources as well as over seven years of interviews with sixteen women, Yamaguchi provides a feminist, intergenerational, and historical study of how unequal the justice system has been to this group of people and how it has affected their quality of life, sense of identity, and relationship with future generations.
- Hardback | 114 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 294.83g
- 23 Dec 2014
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
- 4 Halftones, black and white
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Los Angeles, 1937: From Cantaloupe Sunrises to the Cantaloupe Farms Chapter 2: The Significance of Silence Chapter 3: As a Child, I Did Not Know I Was Japanese...As an Adult, People Do Not Know I'm American Chapter 4: Examining the Crevices In-Between Identities Chapter 5: From Issei to Gosei: Ethnography and Autoethnography of Generations Chapter 6: Growing Up During World War II: Evacuation, Internment, and Labor Chapter 7: Pathways to Memories and Dancing Forward Chapter 8: After the Internment Camps: Strength, Support, and Friendships Chapter 9: Japanese Americans and Japanese Peruvians as Hostages Chapter 10: Rebuilding the American Dream Chapter 11: Saying Goodbye and Keeping the Stories Alive
About Precious Yamaguchi
Precious Yamaguchi is assistant professor of communication studies at Southern Oregon University.