Race Panic and the Memory of Migration (Traces 2)

Meaghan MORRIS (Editor), Brett DE BARY (Editor)

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The second volume of the Traces series, “Race” Panic and the Memory of Migration, explores complex relations between violence, historical memory, and the production of “ethnicity” and “race.” Some essays analyze the panicked “othering” that has led to violence against Chinese Indonesians, and to the little-known massacres of Hui Muslims in nineteenth century China and of Cheju Islanders in Korea in 1948. Others examine the fraught discourses surrounding colonialism, immigration, citizenship, and nation-building in Australia, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, and Ireland. What new modes of inscribing experience might counter prejudice against migrant subjectivities? How can one articulate links between diverse subaltern struggles around the global movement of capital? Can shared memories of domination provide the basis for a cosmopolitanism more attentive to local identities?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Number of pages432
ISBN (Print)9789622095625, 9622095615
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001


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