Ethnic Options, Covering, and Passing : Multiracial and Multiethnic Identities in Japan

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Publication Article, other scientific
Title Ethnic Options, Covering, and Passing : Multiracial and Multiethnic Identities in Japan
Author Osanami Törngren, Sayaka
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Editor Hellström, Anders
Date 2017
English abstract
Even though the number of multiracial and multiethnic Japanese, socially recognized and identified as “haafu (half)” are increasing, their identities and experiences are seldom critically analyzed. How do they identify themselves and how do they feel that they are identified by others? Based on interviews with eighteen individuals who grew up in Japan having one Japanese parent and one non-Japanese parent, this article explores ethnic options and practices of covering and passing among multiracial and multiethnic individuals in Japan. The analysis shows that multiracial and multiethnic individuals possess different kinds of ethnic options and practice passing and covering differently.
Publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Host/Issue MIM Working Paper Series;17:3
Pages 24
Language eng (iso)
Subject multiracial and multiethnic identity
Japan
ethnic options
passing
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Bio notes SAYAKA OSANAMI TÖRNGREN is Ph.D in Migration and Ethnic St... (see Details for more)
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