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Rural Isolation and Dual Cultural Existence: The Japanese-American Kona Coffee Community

Author:
Abe, David K.

ISBN:
978 3 319 55302 3
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
295
List price(s):
99.99 USD
72.00 GBP
89.99 EUR

Publication date:
31 July 2017

Short description: 

This book studies the Japanese-American coffee farmers in Kona, Hawaii. Specifically, it sheds light on the role of first and second generation immigrants in the emergence of the Kona coffee agricultural economy, as well as factors that contributed to the creation of the Japanese community in Kona.

Full description: 

This book studies the Japanese-American coffee farmers in Kona, Hawaii. Specifically, it sheds light on the role of first and second generation immigrants in the emergence of the Kona coffee agricultural economy, as well as factors that contributed to the creation of the Japanese community in Kona. The people there have survived much turmoil, including harsh treatment on the sugar plantations, economic instability, Pearl Harbor and racial stigma, and ethnic and religious identity crises. Despite these challenges, the pillars of the Japanese coffee community have remained stable.

Table of contents: 

1. The Issei: In Search for Autonomy2. Religious and Social Communities: The Importance of Ethnic Solidary3. The Nisei Experience4. World War II5. Rebuilding Social and Religious Communities: The Aftermath of the War

Biography: 

David K. Abe is Associate Professor at Kanazawa University in Japan.

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