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Author Matsumoto, Valerie J., author.

Title City girls : the Nisei social world in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 / Valerie J. Matsumoto.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Matsumoto recovers and explores the forgotten world of urban Nisei girls' ethnocultural networks in California. By the 1920s Nisei girls' clubs had taken root in Los Angeles and provided a key venue in which young urban women could claim modern femininity, an American identity, and public space. These groups served as a bulwark against racial discrimination, offering a bridge between the immigrant community's expectations of young women and the lure of popular culture.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 17, 2014).
Subject Japanese American women -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Japanese Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Japanese Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- California -- Los Angeles.
Female friendship -- California -- Los Angeles.
Teenage girls -- California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
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