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Placing Memory: A Photographic Explorations of Japanese American Internment

Stewart, Todd (photographer)

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ISBN 10: 080613951X / ISBN 13: 9780806139517
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2008
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First printing (full number line). "Placing Memory" is a powerful visual record of the Japanese American internment during World War II. Afterword by John Tateishi. Illustrated with color and black & white photgraphs on high quality, glossy paper. 127 large pages (approximately 11 7/8 x 9 inches). The pictorial dust jacket is protected with an archival quality Brodart book jacket cover. Both book and jacket are in New conditon. Neither wear nor defects. Bookseller Inventory # 0002545

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Title: Placing Memory: A Photographic Explorations ...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Todd Stewart

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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When the U.S. government incarcerated 120,000 Japanese Americans as “domestic enemy aliens” during World War II, most other Americans succumbed to their fears and endorsed the confinement of their fellow citizens. Ten “relocation centers” were scattered across the West. Today, in the crumbling foundations, overgrown yards, and material artifacts of these former internment camps, we can still sense the injustices suffered there.

Placing Memory is a powerful visual record of the internment. Featuring Todd Stewart’s stunning color photographs of the sites as they appear today, the book provides a rigorous visual survey of the physical features of the camps—roads, architectural remains, and monuments—along with maps and statistical information.

Also included in this volume—juxtaposed with Stewart’s modern-day images—are the black-and-white photographs commissioned during the 1940s by the War Relocation Authority. Thoughtful essays by Karen Leong, Natasha Egan, and John Tateishi provide provocative context for all the photographs.

About the Author:

Todd Stewart is Art, Technology, and Culture Associate Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma. He is author-photographer of Placing Memory: A Photographic Exploration of Japanese American Internment, and his work has been shown nationally in more than twenty exhibitions.



Karen Leong is Director of the Asian Pacific American Studies program and Associate Professor of women's and gender studies at Arizona State University.

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