From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting Japanese American Experiences in Hawai`i (Race and Ethnicity in Hawaii)
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To illuminate this process, the author has produced a racial history of Japanese Americans from their early struggles against oppressive working and living conditions on the sugar plantations to labor organizing and the rise to power of the Democratic Party following World War II. He goes on to analyze how Japanese Americans have maintained their political power into the twenty-first century and discusses the recent advocacy and activism of individual yonsei (fourth-generation Japanese Americans) working on behalf of ethnic communities other than their own.
From Race to Ethnicity resonates with scholars currently debating the relative analytical significance of race and ethnicity. Its novel analysis convincingly elucidates the differential functioning of race and ethnicity over time insofar as race worked against Japanese Americans and other non-Haoles (Whites) by restricting them from full and equal participation in society, but by the 1970s ethnicity would work fully in their favor as they gained greater political and economic power. The author reminds readers, however, that ethnicity has continued to work against Native Hawaiians, Filipino Americans, and other minorities--although not to the same extent as race previously--and thus is responsible for maintaining ethnic inequality in Hawaii.
Über den Autor: Jonathan Y. Okamura is professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Titel: From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting ...
Verlag: Univ Hawaii Pr
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