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Reinventing Citizenship: Black Los Angeles, Korean Kawasaki, and Community Participation

Kazuyo Tsuchiya


In the 1960s and 1970s, the United States and Japan went through massive welfare expansions that sparked debates about citizenship. At the heart of these disputes stood African Americans and Koreans. This book offers a comparative study of African American welfare activism in Los Angeles and Koreans’ campaigns for welfare rights in Kawasaki. In working-class and poor neighborhoods in both locations, African Americans and Koreans sought not only to be recognized as citizens but also to become legitimate constituting members of communities. Local activists in Los Angeles and Kawasaki ardently ch ... More

Keywords: African Americans, Koreans, Los Angeles, welfare rights, Kawasaki, citizenship, War on Poverty, Lyndon B. Johnson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681112
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kazuyo Tsuchiya, author