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Fujitani, Takashi
Race for empire : Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II / T. Fujitani
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011
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 3rd Floor  D769.8.A6 F798 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Japanese American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Korean
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Japan
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Nationalism -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Racism -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Imperialism -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xxi, 488 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Summary "Race for Empire offers a profound and challenging reinterpretation of nationalism, racism, and wartime mobilization during the Asia-Pacific war. In parallel case studies--of Japanese Americans mobilized to serve in the United States Army and of Koreans recruited or drafted into the Japanese military--T. Fujitani examines the U.S. and Japanese empires as they struggled to manage racialized populations while waging total war. Fujitani probes governmental policies and analyzes representations of these soldiers--on film, in literature, and in archival documents--to reveal how characteristics of racism, nationalism, capitalism, gender politics, and the family changed on both sides. He demonstrates that the United States and Japan became increasingly alike over the course of the war, perhaps most tellingly in their common attempts to disavow racism even as they reproduced it in new ways and forms"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-468) and index
Contents pt. 1. From vulgar to polite rcism. 1.Right to Kill, Right to Make Live: Koreans as Japanese -- 2."Very Useful and Very Dangerous": The Global Politics of Life, Death, and Race -- pt. 2. Japanese as Americans. 3.Subject to Choice, Labyrinth of (Un)freedom -- 4.Reasoning, Counterreasonings, and Counter-conduct -- 5.Go for Broke, the Movie: The Transwar Making of American Heroes -- pt. 3. Koreans as Japanese. 6.National Mobilization -- 7.Nation, Blood, and Self-Determination -- 8.The Colonial and National Politics of Gender, Sex, and Family
Series Asia Pacific modern ; 7

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