The Weight of Feeling 1.1 “Living” Nostalgia A memoir of rural life in Brazil before the war bears the title “Nostalgia Is aLiving Thing” ( Kyōshū to iu ikimono ). At one stage, a friend who has stoically refused “even to think about ever going back to Japan” suddenly falls into a state of depression
grew up in Brazil. One of the important aspects of linguistic life in the early Nikkei community was that most of the original immigrants never learned to speak Portuguese beyond a basic level. Most of them continued to be essentially Japanese monolinguals. This was dramatically different from the
. Though both sides identified her stage role with her “real” life, there was an insurmountable divide between them. For Brazilians, she was first and foremost a Japanese female artist : in her, they saw aliving recreation of their preexisting image of Japanese women, itself reinforced by the Puccini
immigrants existed within a different social environment and organized their own oratorical clubs and societies. They were driven by purposes that differed from those that motivated people back in Japan. This was particularly striking in the case of the die-hard Kachigumi nationalist faction in the years
where I am. pedro luís e a parede , “Brasileiro em Tóquio” [Brazilian in Tokyo], 1999 ... And to imagine a language means to imagine a form of life. ludwig wittgenstein , Philosophical Investigations ∵ 1 Close Encounter with an Imaginary Tribe On 18 June 1908, the Kasato-maru docked at the Brazilian
kedaring (a deceased spirit). 8 Yet death does not exclude an Ibaloy from social life. The dead and the living continue to deal with each other; the living provide the dead with pigs and objects while caring for their remains, keeping them dry, and protecting them from termites and other impurities. In
; care is a functional activity (work, task) with a relational process (love, thinking, doing). Familial care (care within the family boundary) may extend beyond immediate family members (pp. 1–4).
Care is differentiated into four types, namely, medical care, personal care, help with daily living
share his experiences and left only a few documents and interviews. His son Hendrik (1951) took it upon himself to give content to the many white spots in his father’s life. It turned out to be an intensive quest. As concrete personal details were missing, Hendrik Boot extensively describes the
. Liem must have been familiar with Tan’s account as his description of the workers’ living quarters in Merah is curiously similar to a scene of the city in the aftermath of the 1918 riot cited in Tan’s book. But to speculate that Liem had been motivated by racial prejudice in his choice of a hajji
have called the meshwork.
Ingold’s concept of intersecting lines and pathways through places, ‘houses’, and a wider ecology of things illustrates the ways that life both comes into being and is continuously becoming through exchanges between living and non-living