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

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

byTakeyuki Tsuda

Kobo ebook | January 5, 2003

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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

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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Title:Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Return Migration in Transnational PerspectiveFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 5, 2003Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231502346

ISBN - 13:9780231502344

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Japanese Brazilians as Immigrant Celebrities
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Ethnicity and the Anthropologist: Negotiating Identities in the Field
Part 1. Minority Status
1. When Minorities Migrate: The Japanese Brazilians as Positive Minorities in Brazil and Their Return Migration to Japan
2. From Positive to Negative Minority: Ethnic Prejudice and "Discrimination'' Toward the Japanese Brazilians in Japan
Part 2. Identity
3. Migration and Deterritorialized Nationalism: The Ethnic Encounter with the Japanese and the Development of a Minority Counteridentity
4. Transnational Communities Without a Consciousness? Transnational Connections, National Identities, and the Nation-State
Part 3. Adaptation
5. The Performance of Brazilian Counteridentities: Ethnic Resistance and the Japanese Nation-State
6. "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

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Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland raises important questions that urge us to think about ethnic and national identities in new ways.