Item # 150686.
New Worlds, New Lives: Globalization and People of Japanese Descent in the Americas and from Latin America in Japan
Edited by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Akemi Kikumura-Yano, and James A. Hirabayashi.
This anthology features 21 original chapters exploring the themes of Nikkei community formations, the evolution of Nikkei identities, and the impact of transnational and global ties on contemporary Nikkei populations. It confronts the complex question of who and what is a Nikkei (a person of Japanese descent) by studying the communities in seven countries in the Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States. It also considers the special case of the many Latin American Nikkei who have returned to Japan in recent decades to seek employment. Paper: 358 pp.