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Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland Japanese Brazilian Return Migration in Transnational Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0231128398

ISBN-13: 9780231128391

Edition: 2003

Authors: Takeyuki Tsuda

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With an immigrant population estimated at roughly 280,000 in 2002, Japanese Brazilians are now the second largest group of foreigners in Japan. This text is an ethnography about the consequences of the return migration of second- and third-generation Japanese Brazilians to their ethnic homeland.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Takeyuki Tsuda is the associate director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California at San Diego.

Preface: The Japanese Brazilians as Immigrant Celebrities
Introduction: Ethnicity and the Anthropologist: Negotiating Identities in the Field
Minority Status
When Minorities Migrate: The Japanese Brazilians as Positive Minorities in Brazil and Their Return Migration to Japan
From Positive to Negative Minority: Ethnic Prejudice and "Discrimination" Toward the Japanese Brazilians in Japan
Migration and Deterritorialized Nationalism: The Ethnic Encounter with the Japanese and the Development of a Minority Counteridentity
Transnational Communities Without a Consciousness? Transnational Connections, National Identities, and the Nation-State
The Performance of Brazilian Counteridentities: Ethnic Resistance and the Japanese Nation-State
"Assimilation Blues": Problems Among Assimilation-Oriented Japanese Brazilians
Conclusion: Ethnic Encounters in the Global Ecumene
Epilogue: Caste or Assimilation? The Future Minority Status and Ethnic Adaptation of the Japanese Brazilians in Japan