This book examines international post-9/11 policies by connecting them to the US violations of Japanese Americans’ human rights during World War II. Analysing the policies of the United States, Race, Nation, War illustrates how ideas of race and masculinity shaped the indefinite leave policy which the government used to move Japanese Americans out of camps during the war. With attention to recent American and European policies, the author demonstrates that race, gender, and nation also converge in President Trump’s policies on refugees and human rights, the German and European migrant crises, and related German policies and politics. Assayed from a unique city and regional planning perspective, Race, Nation, War will appeal not only to scholars of planning, but also to those with interests in American Studies, gender studies, race and ethnicity, sociology, history, and public policy.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Overview of World War II policies targeting Japanese Americans; 3. Dillion Myer goes to war: masculinity and the War Relocation Authority; 4. Forced migration "the American Way": race and the War Relocation Authority; 5. Epilogue: racism and nationalism in the twenty-first century
Ayanna Yonemura is Visiting Faculty Fellow, Women of Color/Non-Binary People of Color Scholars Inclusion Project, and Lecturer, Asian American Studies Department, at the University of California Davis, USA. Her research looks at race, public policy, and urban planning from a feminist perspective.