Pacific Citizens : Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the World War II Era
The Tajiris made the community newspaper the Pacific Citizen a forum for liberal and progressive views on politics, civil rights, and democracy, insightfully addressing issues of assimilation, multiracialism, and U.S. foreign relations. Through his editorship of the Pacific Citizen as well as in articles and columns in outside media, Larry Tajiri became the Japanese American community's most visible spokesperson, articulating a broad vision of Nisei identity to a varied audience.
In this thoughtfully framed and annotated volume, Greg Robinson interprets and examines the contributions of the Tajiris through a selection of writings, columns, editorials, and correspondence from before, during, and after the war. Pacific Citizens contextualizes the Tajiris' output, providing a telling portrait of these two dedicated journalists and serving as a reminder of the public value of the ethnic community press.
- Hardback | 344 pages
- 160.02 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 703.06g
- 15 Mar 2012
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
Other books in this series
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05 Jun 2006
07 Nov 2003
01 Apr 2008
"Fills a gap in the historical record by examining the main Japanese American newspaper published outside the camps. Pacific Citizens would be a welcome addition to college journalism classes about race, class, and gender."--Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly "Pacific Citizens is an extraordinary piece of historical scholarship. Robinson possesses the rare facility among professional historians of being analytically rigorous while at the same time writing in narrative prose characterized by grace and accessibility."--Arthur A. Hansen, coeditor of Reflections on Shattered Windows: Promises and Prospects for Asian American Studies
"A complex and nuanced portrait of Larry and Guyo Tajiri, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) newspaper, Pacific Citizen, and the National JACL."--Nichi Bei
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