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Legacy of Injustice : Exploring the Cross-Generational Impact of the Japanese American Internment - Donna K. Nagata

Legacy of Injustice

Exploring the Cross-Generational Impact of the Japanese American Internment

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Published: 31st July 1993
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At the age of 6, I discovered a jar of brightly colored shells under my grandmother's kitchen sink. When I inquired where they had come from, she did not answer. Instead, she told me in broken English, "Ask your mother. " My mother's response to the same question was, "Oh, I made them in camp. " "Was it fun?" I asked enthusiastically. "Not really," she replied. Her answer puzzled me. The shells were beautiful, and camp, as far as I knew, was a fun place where children roasted marshmallows and sang songs around the fire. Yet my mother's reaction did not seem happy. I was perplexed by this brief exchange, but I also sensed I should not ask more questions. As time went by, "camp" remained a vague, cryptic reference to some time in the past, the past of my parents, their friends, my grandĀ­ parents, and my relatives. We never directly discussed it. It was not until high school that I began to understand the significance of the word, that camp referred to a World War II American concentration camp, not a summer camp. Much later I learned that the silence surrounding discusĀ­ sions about this traumatic period of my parents' lives was a phenomenon characteristic not only of my family but also of most other Japanese American families after the war.

Historical Background
The Consequences of Injustice
Using a CrossGenerational Approach
The Sansei Research Project
Communication Patterns
Interest and Knowledge in the Internment
Ethnic Preference
Confidence in One's Rights, and the Possibility of a Future Internment
Perceptions of Personal and Family Impact
Perceptions of Suffering and Coping
Impact on Behaviors
Redressing Injustice
Overview and Implications of Findings
Questions for the Future
Index
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ISBN: 9780306444258
ISBN-10: 0306444259
Series: Critical Issues in Social Justice
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 31st July 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 222