Cartographies of Violence: Japanese Canadian Women, Memory, and the Subjects of the Internment
Through interviews with women survivors and their daughters, Oikawa analyses recurring themes of racism and resistance, as well as the struggle to communicate what happened. Disturbing and provocative, Cartographies of Violence explores women's memories in order to map the effects of forced displacements, incarcerations, and the separations of family, friends, and communities.
- Series: Studies in Gender and History
- World Rights
- Page Count: 432 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.2in x 9.0in
‘This is an important and serious contribution to the scholarship on a topic of vital significance. Cartographies of Violence demands attention, provokes reflection, and is sure to generate response.’
BC Studies April 2013
‘Cartographies of Violence demands attention, provokes reflection, and is sure to generate response.’
BC Studies number 182: summer 2014
Author InformationMona Oikawa is an associate professor in the Department of Equity Studies at York University.
Table of contents
- The Forgetting Subjects and the Subjects Forgotten
- The Silencing Continues: "Speaking For" Japanese Canadian Subjects of the Internment
- Method, Memory, and the Subjects of the Internment
- Cartographies of Violence: Creating Carceral Spaces and Expelling Japanese Canadians from the Nation
- Gendering the Subject(s) of the Internment: The B.C. Interior Cases
- Economies of the Carceral: The "Self-Support" Camps, Sugar Beet Farms, and Domestic Work
- The Known and Unknown: Communities Lost, Communities Remembered
- "It's Part of My Inheritance": Handing Down Memory of the Internment
- "Crushing the White Wall with Our Names": Re-Membering the Internment in White Spaces
Conclusion: Re-Membering the Subject(s) of the "Internment"
Subjects and Courses