Memories of Internment: Narrating Japanese Canadian Women's Life Stories

  title={Memories of Internment: Narrating Japanese Canadian Women's Life Stories},
  author={Pamela H. Sugiman},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Sociology},
  pages={359 - 388}
<p> This paper attempts to bridge the dichotomy of "historical truth" and personal recollection by exploring the sociological concept of memory. Drawing on 30 oral testimonies of Nisei (second generation) Japanese Canadian women, I explore the diverse and often complex ways in which Nisei women remember the internment, with particular attention to the intermingling of past and present, the relationship between teller and listener, as well as the layering of personal and public narratives, in… 

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