複数の文化を生きる ─海外にルーツをもつ日本人学生の透明化するエスニック・アイデンティティと「ハーフ」イメージについて─

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Abstract

Japan is experiencing rapid internationalization due to the massive influx of immigrants in addition to an aging population. Of the 1 million children born in Japan in 2013, 3.1% had one or more non-Japanese parents. However, Japanese multiculturalism does not provide a flexible notion of Japaneseness. Instead, the mythic discourse of racial homogeneity is preserved in Japan, maintaining firm racial boundaries.\n This paper aims to explore how young Japanese college students of mixed-ethnic parentage, often identified as hāfu, make sense of their bicultural identities in Japanʼs multiethnic region, the Gunma Prefecture. The controversial Japanese word hāfu is commonly used to refer to a person who is biracial with Japanese descent. The word originated from the English word “half,” indicating half foreignness. Japan is no exception to the multiculturalism spread by rapid globalization. However, stereotyping and discrimination against hāfu still occur. This paper concludes by discussing young college studentsʼ stereotyped adoration for hāfu as well as the participantsʼ confusion and their shadowed hybrid identities.

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  • CRID
    1050010293334806656
  • NII Article ID
    120006627119
  • ISSN
    09143351
  • Web Site
    https://ikuei.repo.nii.ac.jp/records/409
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Data Source
    • IRDB
    • CiNii Articles
    • KAKEN

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