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作者 Matsumoto, Valerie J
書名 City girls : the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 / Valerie J. Matsumoto
出版項 Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9780199752249 (hardback)
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 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  F869.L89 J35 2014    在架上    30530001215573
說明 xii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "Even before wartime incarceration, Japanese Americans largely lived in separate cultural communities from their West Coast neighbors. The first-generation American children, the Nisei, were American citizens, spoke English, and were integrated in public schools, yet were also socially isolated in many ways from their peers and subject to racism. Their daughters especially found rapport in a flourishing network of ethnocultural youth organizations. Until now, these groups have remained hidden from the historical record, both because they were girls' groups and because evidence of them was considered largely ephemeral. In her second book, Valerie Matsumoto has recreated this hidden world of female friendship and comradery, tracing it from the Jazz age through internment to the postwar period. Matsumoto argues that these groups were more than just social outlets for Nisei teenage girls. Rather, she shows how they were critical networks during the wartime upheavals of Japanese Americans. Young Nisei women helped their families navigate internment and, more importantly, recreated communities when they returned to their homes in the immediate postwar period. This book will be a considerable contribution to our understanding of Japanese life in America, youth culture, ethnic history, urban history, and Western history. Matsumoto has interviewed and gained the trust of many (now old) women who were part of these girls' clubs"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-287) and index
Introduction -- 1. The social world of the urban Nisei -- 2. Shaping Japanese American culture -- 3. Sounding the dawn bell: developing Nisei voices -- 4. Nisei women's roles in family and community during World War II -- 5. Reweaving the web of community in postwar Southern California, 1945-1950 -- Epilogue
主題 Japanese American women -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century
Japanese Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century
Japanese Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- California -- Los Angeles
Female friendship -- California -- Los Angeles
Teenage girls -- California -- Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY). bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century. bisacsh
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