Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity (2020)

Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity David Mura Where the Body Meets Memory An Odyssey of Race Sexuality and Identity In Turning Japanese poet David Mura chronicled a year in Japan in which his sense of identity as a Japanese American was transformed In Where the Body Meets Memory Mura focuses on his experience gro
  • Title: Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity
  • Author: David Mura
  • ISBN: 9780385471848
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity David Mura In Turning Japanese, poet David Mura chronicled a year in Japan in which his sense of identity as a Japanese American was transformed In Where the Body Meets Memory, Mura focuses on his experience growing up Japanese American in a country which interned both his parents during World War II, simply because of their race Interweaving his own experience with that of his famIn Turning Japanese, poet David Mura chronicled a year in Japan in which his sense of identity as a Japanese American was transformed In Where the Body Meets Memory, Mura focuses on his experience growing up Japanese American in a country which interned both his parents during World War II, simply because of their race Interweaving his own experience with that of his family and of other sansei third generation Japanese Americans Mura reveals how being a model minority has resulted in a loss of heritage and wholeness for generations of Japanese Americans.In vivid and searingly honest prose, Mura goes on to suggest how the shame of internment affected his sense of sexuality, leading him to face troubling questions about desire and race an interracial marriage, compulsive adultery, and an addiction to pornography which equates beauty with whiteness Using his own experience as a measure of racial and sexual grief, Mura illustrates how the connections between race and desire are rarely discussed, how certain taboos continue to haunt this country s understanding of itself Ultimately, Mura faces the most difficult legacy of miscegenation raising children in a world which refuses to recognize and honor its racial diversity.Intimate and lyrically stunning, Where the Body Meets Memory is a personal journey out of the self and into America s racial and sexual psyche.
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One thought on “Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity

  1. Lisa

    Mura s memoir paints a painfully beautiful coming of age story that weaves his history into his families history It s a story I find deeply resonant as a Yonsei reader and also found repulsive, but maybe because Mura names things that are so often unnamed.

  2. sdw

    Where the Body Meets Memory An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity the title captures this montage of memories, histories, and critical race analysis well The book moves between Mura s attempts to imagine his parents and grandparents experiences with internment and his process of understanding and analyzing his sexuality, including an open relationship forged at Grinell in the midst of the counter culture, and the way that race particularly the way race is written on the body and into desire [...]

  3. Lamski Kikita

    Don t get me wrong this book is beautifully written The author tells the story of his heritage and his family history that lead him towards being, or not being, his heritage in a very beautiful manner I just couldn t get myself to enjoy a biography, of sorts, at all I like to learn of people s different experiences and how race affects other factors like sexuality and identity, but I don t think it is that interesting to read, and for 300 pages I really couldn t get myself to finish the book, an [...]

  4. Stephen

    The best memoirs are brave in the sense that I think the memoirist must be willing to convey as openly as possible certain truths about his or her life David Mura s odyssey is detailed her through his strained connections to his sexuality, which revolve so much about his desire to reclaim a certain lost virile masculinity that is no doubt tied to not only his racial background, but the experience of his parents, who were both interned I found the memoir willing to jump into the muck of theorizin [...]

  5. Wade

    This book is squeamishly honest, incisive, and original in its examination of male heterosexuality and the impact of racism and particularly Japanese American reactions to the internment camps and social mobility Not only is this book instructive good for use in academic settings but it s also entertaining, interesting, and well written.

  6. meredith

    Unfortunately, I don t remember enough to comment too extensivelyexcept that somehow Mura was able to relate an evening of masturbating while driving drunk on his way to a strip club, and somehow make itting, aside from the shock value Also, I met Mr Mura, and he was quite nice.

  7. Laura

    This book was very interesting, and it got me thinking about things I never considered before His writing is honest and raw, which makes it an easy read I really learned a lot, and I really enjoyed his sense of voice Definitely a good read

  8. Cynthia

    i didn t like this book that much i wasn t too into the cry me a river feel to the whole book about a sansei who had a bunch of identity issues and only has relationships with white women.

  9. Donnelle

    sexual addiction a topic not freely discussed here, Mura brings it to the light with truth and passion a powerful read.

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