紀要論文 国際スポーツ・イベントによる主体化 : 一九三二年のロサンゼルス・オリンピックと 田村(佐藤)俊子「侮蔑」

日比, 嘉高  ,  HIBI, Yoshitaka

62pp.245 - 253 , 2016-03-31 , 名古屋大学文学部
ISSN:0469-4716
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Analyzing Toshiko Tamura (Sato)ʼs “Bubetsu (Scorn)”, this paper explores how second generation of Japanese immigrants, the so-called Nisei, conceived of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the two years between her return to Japan from Canada in 1936 and her departure for Shanghai in 1938, Toshiko wrote a number of novels with Nisei protagonists living in the United States. Most works depict the difficulties to live as minority youths during the anti-Japanese sentiment in the United States of the 1920‒30s. “Bubetsu” was the one such novel. Trough an analysis of the representation of Nisei and the Olympic Games in the text, I show that apart from being a sports event, the Games function as powerful device to measure the level of educational and cultural refinement, as well as the spirit of the athletes. Ultimately, they became a scale for measuring excellence of each ethnic group or race, appealing to the audienceʼs “blood pride” through nationalistic enthusiasm.
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