Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants

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With a low rate of immigration and a high rate of interracial marriage, Japanese Americans today compose the Asian ethnic group with the largest proportion of mixed-race members. Within Japanese American communities, increased participation by mixed-race members, along with concerns about overassimilation, has led to a search for cultural authenticity, giving new answers to the question, Who is Japanese American? In Pure Beauty, Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain tackles this question by studying a cultural institution: Japanese ...

Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816647903

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Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816647897

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