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The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn


This collection of essays examines the production of racial difference and its affects in East Asia under Japanese empire and the postwar geo-political order. The contributors turn to materials that demonstrate how race becomes visible or audible in the processes of inclusion and exclusion. From travelogues and records of speech to photographs, radio, plastic surgery, tattoos, postcards, fiction, the popular press, film and soundtracks, these explorations of diverse media demonstrate the links between the apprehension of racial difference, the formation of social and political hierarchies, and ... More

Keywords: affect, race, representation, empire, colonialism, inclusion and exclusion, bio-political realm, everyday culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824852801
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher P. Hanscom, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

Dennis Washburn, editor
Dartmouth College

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