Re-Forming the Immigrant Masses

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195159400
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788545 | DOI:
 Re-Forming the Immigrant Masses

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This chapter examines the convergence of ideas and practices regarding respective nation-building among the educated elements of Issei men and women, Tokyo's diplomats, and white Californians. It also hopes to shed light on their divergence from ordinary Japanese immigrants, who never seriously heeded the elite vision of ideal citizen-subjects. The formation of Japanese immigrant leadership and community, and moral reform under racial exclusion are discussed.

Keywords: Japanese; Issei; Japanese men; Japanese women; immigrants; leadership; community; moral reform; racial exclusion

Chapter.  11200 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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