By Caroline Chung Simpson

There were many reports at the compelled relocation and internment of approximately 120,000 jap american citizens in the course of international warfare II. yet An Absent Presence is the 1st to target how renowned representations of this unheard of episode in U.S. historical past affected the formation of chilly struggle tradition. Caroline Chung Simpson exhibits how the portrayal of this fiscal and social disenfranchisement haunted—and even shaped—the expression of yank race kin and nationwide identification during the center of the 20 th century.
Simpson argues that once well known journals or social theorists engaged the subject of eastern American heritage or identification within the chilly warfare period they did so in a fashion that tended to efface or shrink the complexity in their political and old event. for this reason, the shadowy figuration of jap American id frequently took at the semblance of an “absent presence.” person chapters function such issues because the case of the alleged Tokyo Rose, the Hiroshima Maidens venture, and eastern warfare brides. Drawing on problems with race, gender, and state, Simpson connects the internment episode to broader subject matters of postwar American tradition, together with the atomic bomb, McCarthyism, the crises of racial integration, and the anxiousness over middle-class gender roles.
By recapturing and reexamining those very important flashpoints within the projection of jap American id, Simpson fills a severe and ancient void in a few fields together with Asian American reviews, American reviews, and chilly warfare history.

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