Chair on the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community. Her publications include City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles , and Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California .
Ahmed , Sara
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to her right as she holds an ink brush above a scroll. Another woman behind her, elegantly styled in a pink and purple kimono, leans over to grip the arms of a small boy learning to walk. While the painting could initially be mistaken for a historic depiction of family life in Asia, a closer look
search of a new life. More than 46,000 individuals have died since 2000, and more than 40 million internally displaced people ( idp ) have been detained and interned in camps all over the world, some for committing only the offence of crossing—or trying to cross—a border without papers.
class and how it seemed as though moca was invested in the legacy of a working-class Chinatown history, and yet through recent policies and leadership changes, it seems to have really distanced itself from living working-class people. I don’t know whether there’s a recognition of the contradiction
to lifeliving in the US.” Thus, artists deploy “critical strategies to survive in a society that refuses to give South Asian Americans visibility, political agency, and space to effectively participate in the public sphere.”
Challenging the narrative of assimilation, their work further shows
political conditions in the Philippines. In the November 2005 issue, a page was used to display the English translation of lyrics to a Tagalog folk song, “ Awit Sa Bayani ” [Song of a Hero]. Nationalistic in tone, the lyrics were written for an activist who had lost his or her life. Using this song at that
self during the crossing which is symbolic of a deconstruction which leads to a reconstruction.”
The determined equation of human life, not only in terms of its “value” but its capability of violence and destructive harm, is further underlined in Notebook of No
hegemonic centres but also hegemonic voices or practices still afoot in marginal locations. Hence, inquietude seems a key analogy for what has motivated and driven this roundtable.
Inquietudes brings forth the notion of being in movement, of shuffling or shuttling between points of quietude, touching on
’s maternal Japanese American grandmother – a theme that haunts her work. “Left over right for the living. Right over left for the dead,” Uyehara says frantically in one scene from Archipelago as she opens and recloses her kimono so quickly that who is living and who is dead is blurred.
archaeology, historic preservation, and contemporary theory of everyday life—have created methodologies for producing knowledge about common places and architecture that are not iconic.
For example, Arijit Sen and Jennifer Johung have developed landscapes as a concept to interrogate the material