"Manzanar, the eyes of the world are upon you": Performance and Archival Ambivalence at a Japanese American Internment Camp

@article{ColbornRoxworthy2007ManzanarTE,
  title={"Manzanar, the eyes of the world are upon you": Performance and Archival Ambivalence at a Japanese American Internment Camp},
  author={Emily Colborn-Roxworthy},
  journal={Theatre Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={59},
  pages={189 - 214}
}
  • Emily Colborn-Roxworthy
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Theatre Journal
  • In this essay, Emily Colborn-Roxworthy explores the self-conscious construction of Japanese American identities and internment performance in the internee-run Manzanar Free Press, which epitomized the camp newspapers independently published in each of the ten US relocation centers during World War II. In the face of political spectacularization and racist media slander, Colborn-Roxworthy argues that internee-journalists created a "spectacle-archive" that recorded the ambivalent scrutiny imposed… CONTINUE READING

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