Dirty Hearts: The History of Shindō Renmei (Hardcover)

Dirty Hearts: The History of Shindō Renmei By Fernando Morais, Seth Jacobowitz (Translator) Cover Image

Dirty Hearts: The History of Shindō Renmei (Hardcover)

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Fernando Morais' Dirty Hearts is a tour de force of literary journalism that investigates the discriminatory treatment of the Japanese immigrant community in Brazil during World War II and in the aftermath of Japan's defeat and unconditional surrender. In contrast to the internment camps and compulsory military service that characterized the Japanese American wartime experience, this book traces the rise to power of Shindō Renmei, an ultranationalist secret society that formed in response to the anti-Japanese measures enacted under Getulio Vargas' Estado Novo. Based in S o Paulo, the group used terrorism, propaganda campaigns, and conspiracy theories to violently enforce its narrative of Japan's victory. These traumatic events nevertheless brought about a permanent transformation in the Japanese Brazilian community from a largely insular colony with close ties to its imperial homeland to its new identity as an ethnic minority in postwar Brazil's fraught racial democracy.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030705619
ISBN-10: 3030705617
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 27th, 2021
Pages: 281
Language: English