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City Girls (häftad)

City Girls

The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

Häftad Engelska, 2017-04-13
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A study of the ethnocultural youth organizations formed by teenage Nisei girls in the greater Los Angeles area and the endurance of this world of female friendship and comradery from the Jazz Age through internment through the postwar period.
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City girls indeed! A determined, spunky, hard-working, fun-loving group of women who endure hardship but also just wanted to have fun. Valerie Matsumoto brings their lively world to life through vivid and sympathetic prose. The Nisei women were simultaneously so American and so non-American, familiar and surprising. A wonderful recovery of history!

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<strong>Valerie J. Matsumoto </strong>is Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of <em>Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982 </em>and a co-editor of <em>Over the Edge: Remapping the American West</em>.


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