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- DescriptionAn iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki (1938 2009) was also, as the most prominent n-Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro-Asian solidarity in the 1960s and 70s. His life story exposes the personal side of political activism as it illuminates the history of ethnic nationalism and radical internationalism in America.A reflection of this interconnection, Samurai among Panthers weaves together two narratives: Aoki s dramatic first-person chronicle and an interpretive history by a leading scholar of the Asian American movement, Diane C. Fuji. Aoki s candid account of himself takes us from his early years in Japanese American internment camps to his political education on the streets of Oakland, to his emergence in the Black Panther Party. As his story unfolds, we see how his parents separation inside the camps and his father s illegal activities shaped the development of Aoki s politics. Fuji situates his life within the context of twentieth-century history World War II, the Cold War, and the protests of the 1960s. She demonstrates how activism is both an accidental and an intentional endeavor and how a militant activist practice can also promote participatory democracy and social service.The result of these parallel voices and analysis in Samurai among Panthers is a complex and sometimes contradictory portrait of a singularly extraordinary activist and an expansion and deepening of our understanding of the history he lived.
- Author BiographyDiane C. Fujino is associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her books about leading Asian American activist Yuri Kochiyama ( Heartbeat of Struggle ) and with Fred Ho ( Wicked Theory, Naked Practice ) are published by the University of Minnesota Press.
- Author(s)Diane C. Fujino
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2012
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleCritical American Studies
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Noteblack & white halftones
- Weight703 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine33 mm
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