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Tadaima! I am home a transnational family history by Tom Coffman

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Published .
Written in English


  • Emigration and immigration,
  • Transnationalism,
  • Case studies,
  • Japanese Americans,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTom Coffman
SeriesIntersections : Asian and Pacific American transcultural studies, Intersections (Honolulu, Hawaii)
LC ClassificationsE184.J3 C63 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 160 pages
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27320713M
ISBN 100824876644, 0824877276
ISBN 109780824876647, 9780824877279
LC Control Number2018008662

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About the Book; Tadaima! I Am Home unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated from Hiroshima to Honolulu but never settled. In the telling, the common Japanese greeting “tadaima!” takes on a perplexing meaning. What is home? Where most immigrants either establish roots in a new place or return to their place of origin, the Miwa family became transnational. WHO/WHAT: Signing of “Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History” by award-winning historian/documentarian/author Tom Coffman. This newly published book from University of Hawai‘i Press unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated from Hiroshima to . “Tadaima,” in the book’s title, is a Japanese phrase that reveals larger themes explored within the work. It is a greeting that means “I am home.” The concept of home is developed throughout this four-part, nine-chapter book to weave in important theoretical and historical discussions around place, belonging, culture, and identity. Tadaima! I Am Home confronts history from a largely unexplored transnational viewpoint, suggesting new ways of looking and seeing. Although it does not explicitly beg the question of internal security in the present, it poses new perspectives on immigration, acculturation, commitment to nation, and the marginalization of distrusted minorities.

Book Club – Tadaima! I am Home. August 8, @ am - am. Event Navigation. After she died, he began exploring his family’s past in order to better understand the Miwas’ journey to find a place to call “home.” “Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History,” published late last year by University of Hawai‘i Press, is the story of that journey by the “unlucky” Miwa family.   Tadaima is a shortened version of the original Japanese phrase “tadaima kaerimashita,” which means, “I just came home.” Responses to Tadaima. "Okaerinasai (おかえりなさい)" or "Okaeri (おかえり)are responses to Tadaima. The translation of those words is "welcome home." Tadaima and okaeri are two of the most common Author: Namiko Abe. Tadaima, Madrid (Madrid, Spain). likes. A group of Digital Interface Crafters.5/5(1).

  xii, pages ; 23 cm Includes bibliographical references and index A samurai's journey to Hawaiʻi -- The merchant's story -- Turning a profit -- Interned by the USA -- Traded to Japan -- Coming of age in Hiroshima -- A schoolboy's diary -- The explosion of home -- Tadaima in AmericaPages: The world is going through difficult times and we hope you and your relatives are doing well in these peculiar circumstances. However, it is an ideal time for reflection, and we have decided to refrain from publishing any new articles until May so that we can focus on enhancing our ers: 45K. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Intersections Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies: Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History by Tom Coffman (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!