Japanese American Women

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Chapter 8 of Precious Yamaguchi’s book, “ “Experiences Of Japanese American Women During And After World War II : Living In Internment Camps And Rebuilding Life Afterwards,” details the experience of Japanese American women during and after their stay at the internment camps . Yamaguchi explains that after their release from the internment camps, most of the women either went to school or found jobs and worked. Living in the internment camps changed the way Japanese women were expected to live their lives. It was a tradition for Japanese women to stay at home and get ,d, however “The World War II internment camps broke this tradition” (Yamaguchi 60). These women had no other choice but to go to work and help provide for their children. …show more content…

Precious Yamaguchi is a professor at Southern Oregon University, where she teaches critical studies, international and intercultural communication. Chapter eight of Yamaguchi’s book focuses on the aftermath of the internment camps, it is titled “After the Internment Camps, internal strength, support, and friendships.” The target audience for this book which the chapter is located is primary for anyone interested or doing research on the experiences of Japanese American during and post World War II. This chapter, in particular, aims to inform readers about the struggles Japanese American women experiences after returning home from internment camps, from finding jobs to attending school in order to support themselves and their families. The article is extremely useful for my study in that it provides with the exact information I wanted, I wanted to know what life was for these Japanese American women after returning home from the camps and I got just that. The chapter provides a discussion of what these jobs were like and how their experiences in the camps help them become independent, which made it easier for them to work and go to school. This chapter also helps me understand what the mother in “When the Emperor was Divine,” went through and what kinds of job women like herself were working. This chapter helps me understand exactly how the pre and post lives of Japanese American women were

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