COS Lecture 2/26/16: ‘Preserving and Presenting Uchinanchu Identity in the Diaspora: The Evolution of Okinawan Clubs in Hawaʻi and Brazil’

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The Center for Okinawan Studies (University of Hawaii at Manoa) Lecture Series presents “Preserving and Presenting Uchinanchu Identity in the Diaspora: The Evolution of Okinawan Clubs in Hawaʻi and Brazil” by Dr. Robert K. Arakaki on 26 Feb. 2016, 3:00-4:30pm, Tokioka Room, Moore Hall Rm 319.

This study examines the historical development of Okinawan clubs in terms of identity politics and structural differentiation. It traces the historical evolution of Okinawan clubs in context of the drive to preserve and assert Okinawan identity against external pressures (e.g., American and Japanese nation building projects). A comparative analysis of the Okinawan communities in Hawaiʻi and Brazil is used to test hypotheses concerning the evolution of diasporic associations.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact COS at 956-5754 or cos@hawaii.edu.

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