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1. “That Faint and Elusive Insinuation”: Remembering Internment and the Dawn of the Postwar
2. The Internment of Anthropology: Wartime Studies of Japanese Culture
3. How Rose Becomes Red: The Case of Tokyo Rose and the Postwar Beginnings of Cold War Culture
4. “A Mutual Brokenness”: The Hiroshima Maidens Project, Japanese Americans, and American Motherhood
5. “Out of an Obscure Place”: Japanese War Brides and Cultural Pluralism in the 1950s
“An Absent Presence is an ambitious, nuanced, and far-reaching analysis of a critical topic that adds much to our understanding of American history and in particular the central role Asian Americans have played in it.”—David Palumbo-Liu, author of Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier — N/A
“This impressive and well-written book presents important new historical and cultural material in an understudied period within Asian American studies.”—David Eng, author of Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America — N/A
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