Maynooth University

Maynooth University ePrints and eTheses Archive

Maynooth University Library

Book Review: Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival 1934-1990

King O Riain, Rebecca (2003) Book Review: Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival 1934-1990. UNSPECIFIED.

[img] Download (146kB)

Abstract

Analyzing the Nisei Week Festival in Los Angeles, Lon Kurashige provides an important account of this community institution, which "reveals the false dichotomy between assimilation and ethnic retention". As the title implies, this book traces not just the celebrations but also the ever-present conflicts within Little Tokyo, thus contradicting any simplistic view of the assimilation of the community. Through a beautifully written narrative that integrates individual life stories with more formal documentary research, Kurashige argues that Nisei Week represented more than just a reflection of Japanese American relations with the larger dominant society. It is also a window into understanding how class and gender evolved across the festival's history.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Japanese American; Celebration; Conflict; Ethnic Identity;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 749
Depositing User: Dr Rebecca King O Riain
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2007
Refereed: Yes
URI:

Repository Staff Only(login required)

View Item Item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...