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The Resource City girls : the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Valerie J. Matsumoto

City girls : the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Valerie J. Matsumoto

Label
City girls : the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950
Title
City girls
Title remainder
the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950
Statement of responsibility
Valerie J. Matsumoto
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Even before internment, Japanese largely lived in separate cultural communities from their West Coast neighbors. The first-generation American children, the Nisei, were American citizens, spoke English, and were integrated in public schools, yet were also socially isolated in many ways from their peers and subject to racism. Their daughters especially found rapport in a flourishing network of ethnocultural youth organizations. Until now, these groups have remained hidden from the historical record, both because they were girls' groups and because evidence of them was considered largely ephemeral. In her second book, Valerie Matsumoto has recreated this hidden world of female friendship and comradery, tracing it from the Jazz age through internment to the postwar period. Matsumoto argues that these groups were more than just social outlets for Nisei teenage girls. Rather, she shows how they were critical networks during the wartime upheavals of Japanese Americans. Young Nisei women helped their families navigate internment and, more importantly, recreated communities when they returned to their homes in the immediate postwar period. This book will be a considerable contribution to our understanding of Japanese life in America, youth culture, ethnic history, urban history, and Western history. Matsumoto has interviewed and gained the trust of many (now old) women who were part of these girls' clubs"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.04956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.L89
LC item number
J339 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
City girls : the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Valerie J. Matsumoto
Link
http://openurl.cdlib.org/?sid=SCP:DDA&genre=book&pid=%3Cebrary%3E10852031%3C%2Febrary%3E
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Social World of the Urban Nisei -- 2. Shaping Japanese American Culture -- 3. Sounding the Dawn Bell: Developing Nisei Voices -- 4. Nisei Women's Roles in Family and Community during World War II -- 5. Reweaving the Web of Community in Postwar Southern California, 1945-1950 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199377039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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UCLA Library - CDL shared resource.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874563274
  • ucoclc874563274
Label
City girls : the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Valerie J. Matsumoto
Link
http://openurl.cdlib.org/?sid=SCP:DDA&genre=book&pid=%3Cebrary%3E10852031%3C%2Febrary%3E
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Social World of the Urban Nisei -- 2. Shaping Japanese American Culture -- 3. Sounding the Dawn Bell: Developing Nisei Voices -- 4. Nisei Women's Roles in Family and Community during World War II -- 5. Reweaving the Web of Community in Postwar Southern California, 1945-1950 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199377039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
UCLA Library - CDL shared resource.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874563274
  • ucoclc874563274

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