29.01.2019 - 11:30
Guest Lecture by Gracia Liu-Farrer
Immigrant Japan – Mobility and Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society | Tue, January 29, 2019, 6 pm | Room SG 183, Geibelstr. 41, 47057 Duisburg
It is hard to imagine Japan, a society with a strong national cultural identity and a myth of racial homogeneity, as an immigrant society. Although at around 2.5 million and about 2 % of the total population, the presence of immigrants is not comparable to that in most other industrial countries, immigrants have nonetheless penetrated every aspect of economic and social life in this island country and are taking part in shaping its future. Based on many years of field research among immigrants from different national backgrounds living in Japan, this presentation examines how immigrants make home, build communities, and understand their existence in a country with distinct patterns of social organization and powerful ethno-national cultural narratives.
Gracia Liu-Farrer is Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo. Co-organized by IN-EAST, Käte Hamburger Kolleg (KHK) and Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (InZentIM)