Journal article

Temporal Cities: Commemoration at Manzanar, California and Cowra, Australia

A Pieris, L Horiuchi

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas | Brill Academic Publishers | Published : 2017

Abstract

This article compares two former Pacific War incarceration histories in the us and Australia, inquiring how their narratives of confinement and redress might be interpreted spatially and materially, and how these sensibilities are incorporated into contemporary heritage strategies including, in these examples, through Japanese garden designs. At the Manzanar Historic Site in California, the efforts of several generations advocating for civil rights and preservation of the Manzanar Relocation Center have overlapped with the National Park Service’s efforts to fulfil its federal mandates to preserve and restore the historic site. Conversely at Cowra, New South Wales, these histories are interwo..

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