New PDF release: An Absent Presence: Japanese Americans in Postwar American

By Caroline Chung Simpson

ISBN-10: 0822327465

ISBN-13: 9780822327462

ISBN-10: 0822327562

ISBN-13: 9780822327561

There were many stories at the compelled relocation and internment of approximately 120,000 eastern americans in the course of international warfare II. yet An Absent Presence is the 1st to target how renowned representations of this exceptional episode in U.S. historical past affected the formation of chilly battle tradition. Caroline Chung Simpson indicates how the portrayal of this financial and social disenfranchisement haunted—and even shaped—the expression of yank race kin and nationwide identification in the course of the center of the 20th century.
Simpson argues that after well known journals or social theorists engaged the subject of eastern American background or id within the chilly warfare period they did so in a way that tended to efface or cut back the complexity in their political and old event. for that reason, the shadowy figuration of jap American identification usually took at the semblance of an “absent presence.” person chapters function such subject matters because the case of the alleged Tokyo Rose, the Hiroshima Maidens undertaking, and jap conflict brides. Drawing on problems with race, gender, and country, Simpson connects the internment episode to broader topics of postwar American tradition, together with the atomic bomb, McCarthyism, the crises of racial integration, and the nervousness over middle-class gender roles.
By recapturing and reexamining those important flashpoints within the projection of eastern American id, Simpson fills a severe and old void in a couple of fields together with Asian American experiences, American experiences, and chilly struggle history.

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