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Okihiro, Gary Y. 1945-

Works: 70 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 17,049 library holdings
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Most widely held works about Gary Y Okihiro
Most widely held works by Gary Y Okihiro
Margins and mainstreams : Asians in American history and culture by Gary Y Okihiro( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a thoughtful and stimulating contribution to the current debate about the meaning to the larger society of multiculturalism, Gary Okihiro explores the significance of Asian Americans in American history and culture. In six provocative and engaging essays he examines the Asian American experience from the perspectives of historical consciousness, race, gender, class, and culture. Much talk these days revolves around the idea of the mainstream, about the core of American history and culture, and about the dangers of straying from the original formulations that have made this country great. Pluralism and diversity, many argue, only serve to divide and fracture the nation. The core, rooted in Western civilization and the canon of "great books" must be recovered and preserved, and those on the margins, most notably racial minorities, must be absorbed into the mainstream. Or so the argument goes. Margins and Mainstreams argues that the core values and ideals of the nation emanate today not from the so-called mainstream but from the margins, from among Asian and African Americans, Latinos and American Indians, and women. Those groups, in their struggles for equality, have helped to preserve and advance the founders' ideals and have made America a more democratic place for all. While exploring anew the meanings of Asian American social history, the book reexamines the intellectual foundations and assumptions of the field of Asian American studies. It exposes the dominance of Eurocentrism and other hierarchies in the major theories that inform the field. It contextualizes the Asian American experience with that of African Americans and Latinos, and it advocates the intellectual convergence of Asian, Asian American, and African American studies
Storied lives : Japanese American students and World War II by Gary Y Okihiro( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During World War II over 5,500 young Japanese Americans left the concentration camps to which they had been confined with their families in order to attend college. Storied Lives describes - often in their own words - how nisei students found schools to attend outside the West Coast exclusion zone and the efforts of white Americans to help them. The book is concerned with the deeds of white and Japanese Americans in a mutual struggle against racism, and argues that Asian American studies - indeed, race relations as a whole - will benefit from an understanding not only of racism but also of its opposition, antiracism." "To uncover this little known story, Gary Okihiro surveyed the colleges and universities the nisei attended, collected oral histories from nisei students and student relocation staff members, and examined the records of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council and other materials."--Jacket
The Columbia guide to Asian American history by Gary Y Okihiro( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study
Impounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment by Dorothea Lange( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censored by the U.S. Army, Dorothea Lange's unseen photographs are the photographic record of the Japanese American internment saga. This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange's stature as one of the twentieth century's greatest American photographers. Presenting 119 images--the majority of which have never been published--this book evokes the horror of a community uprooted in the early 1940s and the stark reality of the internment camps. Nationally known historians Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro narrate the saga of Japanese American internment: from life before Executive Order 9066 to the abrupt roundups and the marginal existence in the bleak, sandswept camps.--From publisher description
Asian American studies now : a critical reader( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian American Studies Now represents the changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. The editors have selected essays for the significance of their contribution and their clarity, brevity, and accessibility to readers with little to no prior knowledge of Asian American studies, and feature reprints of seminal articles and groundbreaking texts, as well as bold new scholarship
Common ground : reimagining American history by Gary Y Okihiro( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Common ground, Gary Okihiro uses the experiences of Asian Americans to reconfigure the ways in which American history can be understood. He examines a set of binaries--East and West, black and white, man and woman, heterosexual and homosexual--that have structured the telling of our nation's history and shaped our ideas of citizenship since the late nineteenth century. Okihiro not only exposes the artifice of these binaries but also offers a less rigid and more embracing set of stories on which to ground a national history. Okihiro analyzes how groups of people and numerous major events in American history have generally been depicted, and then offers alternative representations from an Asian-American viewpoint--one that reveals the ways in which binaries have contributed toward simplifying, excluding, and denying differences and convergences
Cane fires : the anti-Japanese movement in Hawaii, 1865-1945 by Gary Y Okihiro( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of a systematic anti-Japanese movement in Hawaii from the time migrant workers were brought to the sugar cane fields until the end of World War II
Whispered silences : Japanese Americans and World War II by Gary Y Okihiro( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Gary Okihiro tells the story of the camps almost exclusively from the reminiscences of former internees, giving voice to the photographs' stark images. His essay extends to the earliest days of japanese settlement in America, interweaving historical background, personal accounts, and his own family's experience, moving between Japan, Hawaii, and the mainland United States. Whispered Silences relates a very personal and informal history of Japanese Americans and World War II. It compels us to feel the trauma of the wartime detention, which disrupted and ruined so many lives
Island world : a history of Hawai'i and the United States by Gary Y Okihiro( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Brilliantly mixing geology, folklore, music, cultural commentary, and history, Gary Y. Okihiro overturns the customary narrative in which the United States acts upon and dominates Hawai'i. Instead, Island World depicts the islands' press against the continent, endowing America's story with fresh meaning. Okihiro's reconsidered history reveals Hawaiians fighting in the Civil War, sailing on nineteenth-century New England ships, and living in pre-gold rush California. He points to Hawai'i's lingering effect on twentieth-century American culture-from surfboards, hula, sports, and films, to art, imagination, and racial perspectives-even as the islands themselves succumb slowly to the continental United States. In placing Hawai'i at the center of the national story, Island World rejects the premise that continents comprise "natural" states while islands are "tiny spaces," without significance, to be acted upon by continents. An astonishingly compact tour de force, this book not only revises the way we think about islands, oceans, and continents; it also recasts the way we write about space and time
Encyclopedia of Japanese American internment by Gary Y Okihiro( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The internment of Japanese Americans was a violation of the Constitution and its guarantee of equal protection under the law--yet it was authorized by a presidential order, given substance by an act of Congress, and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Japanese American internment is a topic that we as Americans cannot afford to forget or be ignorant of. This work spotlights an important subject that is often only described in a cursory fashion in general textbooks. It provides a comprehensive, accessible treatment of the events of Japanese American internment that includes topical, event, and biographical entries; a chronology and comprehensive bibliography; and primary documents that help bring the event to life for readers and promote inquiry and critical thinking."--Page 4 of cover
American history unbound : Asians and Pacific Islanders by Gary Y Okihiro( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American History: Asians and Pacific Islanders is a survey history of the United States from its beginnings to the present as revealed by Asian American and Pacific Islander history. As such, this textbook is a work of history and anti-history, a narrative and an account at odds with most standard versions of the nation's past. When seen from its margins, the US is an island and an outcome of oceanic worlds, a periphery and a center, a nation and a nation among nations. Asian and Pacific Islander history transforms fundamentally our understanding of American history."--Provided by publisher
In resistance : studies in African, Caribbean, and Afro-American history( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pineapple culture : a history of the tropical and temperate zones by Gary Y Okihiro( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pineapple Culture is a dazzling history of the world's tropical and temperate zones told through the pineapple's illustrative career."--Publisher description
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume set covers prominent individuals from colonial times through the present, offering a fascinating perspective on Asian and Pacific Islander American history in the United States. Great Lives from History: Asian & Pacific Islander Americans features 567 essays people from the late eighteenth through the early twenty-first centuries. The vast majority of the figures included in this set have never been covered in any Great Lives series before. Many of them are household names, famous for their work in such fields as entertainment, sports, civil rights, politics, and literature. Others have received less attention but made important contributions in such fields as education, journalism, business, and science. Their subjects are Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who have undertaken a wide range of endeavors from late colonial times into the twenty-first century-coverage that is essential in any liberal arts curriculum. - Publisher
Reflections on shattered windows : promises and prospects for Asian American studies by Reflections on shattered windows( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trans-Pacific Japanese American studies : conversations on race and racializations( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays were derived from a series of dialogues held in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Los Angeles on the issues of racializations, gender, communities, and the positionalities of scholars involved in Japanese American studies. While each contribution focuses on the field of "Japanese American" studies, approaches to the subject vary-ranging from national and village archives, community newspapers, personal letters, visual art, and personal interviews
The great American mosaic : an exploration of diversity in primary documents( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Firsthand sources are brought together to illuminate the diversity of American history in a unique way--by sharing the perspectives of people of color who participated in landmark events"--
Third World studies : theorizing liberation by Gary Y Okihiro( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjects -- Nationalism -- Imperialism -- World-system -- Education -- Subjectification -- Racial formation -- Social formation -- Syntheses
Privileging positions : the sites of Asian American studies( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of the Bakwena and peoples of the Kalahari of southern Africa, 19th century by Gary Y Okihiro( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Impounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment
Storied lives : Japanese American students and World War IIThe Columbia guide to Asian American historyImpounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internmentCommon ground : reimagining American historyCane fires : the anti-Japanese movement in Hawaii, 1865-1945Whispered silences : Japanese Americans and World War IIIsland world : a history of Hawai'i and the United StatesPineapple culture : a history of the tropical and temperate zones
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Gary Okihiro American writer and scholar

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