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Burakumin+Lecture+108 - Population Estimates c...

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Population Estimates c. 1990s --population of Japan 125,000,000 with roughly 4% minorities --2,000,000 to 3,000,000 burakumin, former outcastes --1,600,000 Okinawans --500,000 other Japanese nationals (Ainu, persons of mixed blood) --1,200,000 resident foreigners, of which there are 700,000- 1,000,000 Koreans
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Key Terms Burakumin p members of a former hereditary outcaste group --from tokushu buraku o (“special villages”) Eta p older term now considered discriminatory Hinin p —“ non humans” Outcaste—group outside of normal class system Outcast—untouchability, residential segregation I am an eta, an outcast, an unclean being !” Ushimatsu in Broken Commandment , p. 230
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Shimazaki Tōson p -- 1872-1943 Hakai ( p The Broken Commandment, 1906)
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Burakumin in Historical Context I. Various folk accounts of group origins, misusing concept of “race” --all false --Devos and Wagatsuma, “Japan’s Invisible Race.” --“the outcastes form a race only in the sense of an “invisible
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ASIAN 302 taught by Professor Ito during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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