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Japanese American Ethnicity: In Search of Heritage and Homeland Across Generations

Takeyuki Tsuda


This book explores the contemporary ethnic experiences of Japanese Americans from the second to the fourth generations and the extent to which they remain connected to their ancestral cultural heritage. As one of the oldest groups of Asian Americans in the United States, most Japanese Americans are culturally assimilated and well-integrated in mainstream American society. However, they continue to be racialized as culturally “Japanese” foreigners simply because of their Asian appearance in a multicultural America where racial minorities are expected to remain ethnically distinct. Different gen ... More

Keywords: Japanese Americans, Asian Americans, ethnic heritage, racialization, transnationalism, homeland, multiculturalism, assimilation, generations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479821785
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479821785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Takeyuki Tsuda, author
Arizona State University