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Mira Shimabukuro speaks about her book Relocating Authority: Japanese-Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration

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IAS faculty member Mira Shimabukuro spoke twice recently about her book, Relocating Authority: Japanese-Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration.  The first was an interview/article published in the journal Discover Nikkei: Japanese Migrants and their Descendants .  The second was a talk presented in Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum.  Both emphasized the ways Japanese Americans used vernacular writing to respond to mass incarceration during World War II and ...

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Mira Shimabukuro Blogs on the Impact of World War II Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans

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IAS faculty member Mira Shimabukuro writes, “When Five Seconds is a Fence” for the University Press of Colorado blog. Focusing on the impact of the World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, Shimabukuro reflects on her own childhood during the Japanese American redress movement, the (mis)use of “camp” stories to sustain the Model Minority Myth, and the rhetorical importance of knowing how to listen to marginalized people whose lives have been impacted by historical events.

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Mira Shimabukuro Publishes Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration

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IAS faculty member Mira Shimabukuro published a new book, Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration, with the University of Colorado Press.  The book explores the ways Japanese Americans continually used writing to respond to the circumstances of their community’s mass imprisonment during World War II.

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