Wednesday, March 7, 2007

EASIANTH, Fort Minor and Japanese Internment in California

EASIANTH is a listserv dedicated (but not necessarily limited) to the discussion of East Asian Anthropology. Click on the link below to subscribe and have access to the archives of previous posts. EASIANTH is a good example of collaboration and open-text. Posts include various information on East Asia (sometimes visually related materials), new book announcements, questions and requests for information, etc. It's free and open to all who subscribe. Also a good way to network with those who work with East Asian cultures.
  • Link to EASIANTH

  • There has been some discussion on EASIANTH lately about the song "Kenji" by Fort Minor and its powerful lyrics describing the internment of Japanese-Americans in California during WWII. Hear the song and see some attempts of its visual representation at YouTube.

  • Link to Kenji on YouTube

  • If you are interested in this issue and want more information, especially from a visual perspective, click on the link below to Japan Focus and see the essay "Internment Without Charges: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment" by Linda Gordon.

  • Link to Internment Without Charges
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