Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This study of the Nisei Progressives, a Japanese American postwar organization, shows the possibilities for Cold War alternatives to the eventual emergence of the model minority trope and its logic of acquiescence to U.S. racial and imperial politics. Theirs was a politic that is harder to digest because it does not fit the expected exclusion-to-inclusion framing of a nation righting its wrongs. While they could not fully escape the constrictions of the Cold War, the Nisei Progressives demonstrated deep solidarities in their willingness to relinquish rights for their own group when those rights limited equality for others.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1096-8598
Print ISSN
1097-2129
Pages
pp. 171-208
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-15
Open Access
No
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