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Uprooting community : Japanese Mexicans, World War II, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands / Selfa A. Chew.

By: Chew, Selfa A, 1962- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780816532384; 0816532389.Subject(s): Japanese -- Mexico -- Ethnic identityAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Uprooting community.DDC classification: 305.800972/0904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction -- Gendered criminalization -- The formation of Japanese Mexican communities in the Mexico/United States borderlands before World War II -- World War II and hemispheric defense impacting border communities -- Citizenship revoked and the realities of displacement during World War II -- The road to concentration camps : Villa Aldama and Batán -- Attempts to challenge or postpone displacement -- Temixco concentration camp -- A transnational family : life in Crystal City Camp -- Conclusion.
Summary: "Uprooting Community examines the political cross-currents that resulted in detention of Japanese Mexicans during World War II. Selfa A. Chew reveals how the entire multiethnic social fabric of the borderlands was reconfigured by the absence of Japanese Mexicans"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Gendered criminalization -- The formation of Japanese Mexican communities in the Mexico/United States borderlands before World War II -- World War II and hemispheric defense impacting border communities -- Citizenship revoked and the realities of displacement during World War II -- The road to concentration camps : Villa Aldama and Batán -- Attempts to challenge or postpone displacement -- Temixco concentration camp -- A transnational family : life in Crystal City Camp -- Conclusion.

"Uprooting Community examines the political cross-currents that resulted in detention of Japanese Mexicans during World War II. Selfa A. Chew reveals how the entire multiethnic social fabric of the borderlands was reconfigured by the absence of Japanese Mexicans"--Provided by publisher.

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CHOICE Review

While many are aware of the injustice behind the US government's internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans during WW II, historian Chew (Univ. of Texas, El Paso) has successfully taken on a project that needs just as much exposure by the historical profession. Also during WW II, the US and Mexican governments colluded in the relocation and internment of Japanese Mexicans. Chew's informative book traces the early history of Japanese and other Asian immigrants to Mexico, pointing out that as in the US, they were confronted with racism and nativism. Yet many also built meaningful lives in Mexico, happily becoming Mexican citizens and marrying non-Japanese Mexicans. Unhappily, Mexican political leaders, lulled into cooperation by FDR's Good Neighbor Policy, answered the call when the US demanded Mexico relocate and confine Japanese Mexicans, who generally lived in the northern border states. Consequently, many Japanese Mexicans were forced to move to crowded Mexico City, leaving jobs, friends, and loved ones behind. Sadder still, elite Japanese Mexicans were complicit in organizing internment camps for the less lucky. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. --Joel S Franks, San Jose State, De Anza College

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Selfa A. Chew holds an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in borderlands history from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is an editor for Border Senses Literary Review . She teaches at the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University.

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