Author + Talk : Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and U.S. Hegemony, 1897-1945 with Jerry Garcia
Tuesday, May 16th
5:30-6:30 p.m. (small group discussion)
6:45-8:30 p.m. (Presentation, Q&A)
Arizona Humanities – 1242 N. Central Ave. – Phoenix, AZ 85004
If you are interested in purchasing Dr. Garcia’s book visit UA Press and use the discount code AZHUM17 for a special offer.
Explore the Japanese Mexican experience during World War II and learn how it was markedly different than the Japanese American experience in the United States. Dr. Jerry Garcia from Northern Arizona University shares how the Japanese negotiated a distinct space within Mexican culture where Japanese identity and ethnicity was maintained and rarely challenged due to a perception that the Japanese displayed markers of whiteness that were associated with western imperialism and power. Examine how the Japanese adjusted during turbulent and transformative periods in Mexican history and the over-arching policies of the U.S. regarding Japanese immigration throughout the Americas.