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Author Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo.

Title The politics of fieldwork : research in an American concentration camp / Lane Ryo Hirabayashi
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1999
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 219 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Roots -- Recruitment -- Research setting -- Revelation -- Removal -- Rejection -- Restoration -- Redux
Summary Lane Hirabayashi examines the case of the late Dr. Tamie Tsuchiyama. Drawing from personal letters, ethnographic fieldnotes, reports, interviews, and other archival sources, The Politics of Fieldwork describes Tsuchiyama's experiences as a researcher at Poston, Arizona - a.k.a. The Colorado River Relocation Center. The book relates the daily life, fieldwork methodology, and politics of the residents and researchers at the Poston camp, as well as providing insight into the pressures that led to Tsuchiyama's ultimate resignation, in protest, from the JERS project in 1944. A multidisciplinary synthesis of anthropological, historical, and ethnic studies perspectives, The Politics of Fieldwork is rich with lessons about the ethics and politics of ethnographic fieldwork
During World War II, more than thirty American anthropologists participated in empirical and applied research on more than 110,000 Japanese Americans subjected to mass removal and incarceration by the federal government. While the incarceration experience itself has been widely discussed, what has received little critical attention are the experiences of the Japanese and Japanese American field assistants who conducted extensive research within the camps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
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Subject Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.) -- Research
Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.)
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Research
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Research -- Arizona -- Poston
Asian Americans -- history.
Concentration Camps -- history.
Concentration camps.
Japanese Americans.
Poston (Ariz.) -- History -- Research
Arizona -- Poston.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98025489
ISBN 0816535930