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Immigrant Japan?  Sounds like a contradiction, but as Gracia Liu-Farrer shows, millions of immigrants make their lives in Japan, dealing with the tensions between belonging and not belonging in this ethno-nationalist country. Why do people want to come to Japan? Where do immigrants with various resources and demographic profiles fit in the economic landscape? How do immigrants narrate belonging in an environment where they are "other" at a time when mobility is increasingly easy and belonging increasingly complex?

Gracia Liu-Farrer illuminates the lives of these immigrants by bringing in sociological, geographical, and psychological theories—guiding the reader through life trajectories of migrants of diverse backgrounds while also going so far as to suggest that Japan is already an immigrant country.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures and Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Japan as an Ethno-nationalist Immigrant Society
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 1. Immigrating to Japan
  2. pp. 23-39
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  1. 2. Migration Channels and the Shaping of Immigrant Ethno-scapes
  2. pp. 40-61
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  1. 3. Working in Japan
  2. pp. 62-83
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  1. 4. Weaving the Web of a Life in Japan
  2. pp. 84-104
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  1. 5. To Leave, to Return
  2. pp. 105-125
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  1. 6. Home and Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society
  2. pp. 126-153
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  1. 7. Children of Immigrants: Educational Mobilities
  2. pp. 154-175
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  1. 8. Growing Up in Japan: Identity Journeys
  2. pp. 176-199
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  1. Conclusion: Realities, Challenges, and Promises of Immigrant Japan
  2. pp. 200-214
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  1. Appendix A: Methodological Notes
  2. pp. 215-220
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  1. Appendix B: Profiles of Informants Whose Names Appear in the Book
  2. pp. 221-226
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 227-232
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  1. References
  2. pp. 233-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-259
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501748646
Related ISBN
9781501748639
MARC Record
OCLC
1110677986
Pages
276
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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