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

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Columbia University Press, Jan 5, 2003 - Social Science - 432 pages
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Since the late 1980s, Brazilians of Japanese descent have been "return" migrating to Japan as unskilled foreign workers. With an immigrant population currently estimated at roughly 280,000, Japanese Brazilians are now the second largest group of foreig

 

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Contents

Ethnicity and the Anthropologist Negotiating Identities in the Field
1
Part 1 Minority Status
53
The Japanese Brazilians as Positive Minorities in Brazil and Their Return Migration to Japan
55
Ethnic Prejudice and Discrimination Toward the Japanese Brazilians in Japan
103
Part 2 Identity
153
The Ethnic Encounter with the Japanese and the Development of a Minority Counteridentity
155
4 Transnational Communities Without a Consciousness? Transnational Connections National Identities and the NationState
221
Part 3 Adaptation
261
Ethnic Resistance and the Japanese NationState
263
Problems Among AssimilationOriented Japanese Brazilians
323
Ethnic Encounters in the Global Ecumene
355
Caste or Assimilation? The Future Minority Status and Ethnic Adaptation of the Japanese Brazilians in Japan
377
References
397
Index
423
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Takeyuki Tsuda is the associate director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California at San Diego.


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