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Using diaspora as a rhetorical framework, this paper analyses the cultural connection between American incarceration camps and the imprisonment of Japanese American citizens during World War II. The forced removal of Japanese American families from their homes to concentration camps emphasizes the negative ramifications of diaspora regarding [forced] cultural assimilation, as well as a loss of culture, language, family, and bodily autonomy.
Course and Instructor
HCOM 475--Umi Vaughan
Japanese Internment Camp, Diaspora, World War II, Japanese American, Social Disparity
Asian American Studies | Ethnic Studies | Other American Studies
Pabilona, Evangeline, "[2020 Honorable Mention] Six Days to Leave Home: The Diasporic Experience of Japanese Americans to American Incarceration Camps" (2020). Ethnic Studies Research Paper Award. 7.