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The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration

Karen M. Inouye


This book maps the terrain of memory in the wake of large-scale injustice, using five case studies of how the unjust wartime imprisonment of Nikkei in North America has reverberated in both Canada and the United States over the past six decades: politically engaged sociological writing in the 1960s and 1970s, the rise of personal disclosure during American efforts at redress, the political and cultural questions that arose in Canadian redress work, the ritualized commemoration of suffering in the Manzanar pilgrimages and in the codification of Fred Korematsu Day, and the pursuit of retroactive ... More

Keywords: civil liberties, empathetic agency, Executive Order 9066, incarceration, Japanese Americans, Japanese Canadians, memory, Nikkei North Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780804795746
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804795746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen M. Inouye, author
University of Indiana, Bloomington