The Buddha in the Attic

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Could help me find some scholarly articles that talk about racism and prejudice faced by Japanese women in the novel The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka?

Google Scholar and JSTOR are great places to look for scholarly articles on this topic. Some interesting articles include “Ostuka’s The Buddha in the Attic: The Japanese American Immigrant Experience and Racial Prejudice in the U.S.” by Pamela Ciseneros and “Voices that Matter: The Attic Echoes Through the House” by Flávia Rodrigues Monteiro.

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Julie Otsuka’s book The Buddha in the Attic explores several dimensions of racism and prejudice through the experiences of Japanese picture brides coming to the United States in the early twentieth century. When researching scholarly articles on this topic (or any topic), JSTOR and Google Scholar are great places...

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Julie Otsuka’s book The Buddha in the Attic explores several dimensions of racism and prejudice through the experiences of Japanese picture brides coming to the United States in the early twentieth century. When researching scholarly articles on this topic (or any topic), JSTOR and Google Scholar are great places to start.

One interesting scholarly article on this topic is “Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic: The Japanese American Immigrant Experience and Racial Prejudice in the U.S.” by Pamela Cisneros. Cisneros uses a feminist, postcolonial lens to analyze the experiences of the Japanese American women in this book. Through this lens, readers begin to understand how the racism the women experience intersected with their minority gender identity. Another scholar who looks at this book from a feminist perspective is Flávia Rodrigues Monteiro in the article “Voices that Matter: The Attic Echoes Through the House.” In this article, Monteiro also examines how Ostuka’s text depicts the diasporic experience, and the many subjectivities involved in it. Another noteworthy article that examines racism and prejudice is "All We Wanted To Do Now That We Were Back in the World, Was Forget: On Remembrance and Forgetting in Julie Otsuka's Novels" by Lena Ahlin. Ahlin emphasizes the importance of understanding racialization to understand the narrativization of resistance in books like Otsuka's.

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