Journal #4, due March 9

SUMMARY:

As you read the Wu, consider the following questions:

  • Who were the “yogore,” what were some of the “visual signs” of their culture, and why were they considered “dangerous?”
  • What were some of the expectations or pressures put on the second generation Japanese (the Nisei).
  • What were the Zoot Suit Riots, and why did they cause anxiety for Japanese community members?
  • What was the relationship between the yogore and African American communities?

 

Connection to Class + World:

  • What do you find surprising or unsurprising about the yogore? How do the yogore fit in, or not fit in, to representations or expectations of Japanese communities?
  • Are the pressures that were placed on the Japanese community familiar or unfamiliar to you and/or are there other communities that grapple with similar anxieties?

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s