Reflecting on Ethnic Identity and Community: Lessons from Japanese American History

Lecture Description

Provides a historical understanding of ethnic identity as a process of social and cultural construction within an ethno-racial group as well as between it and the American mainstream. The focus is on the contested and changing meaning of “Japanese American” starting before World War II and moving through the group’s wartime relocation and confinement, and their rising status as “model minorities” in post-war America.

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Asian American Ethnicity

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