The Governing of Men. General Principles and Recommendations Based on Experience at a Japanese Relocation Camp

By: Leighton AH;

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1945 ILLUSTRATED PROSPECTIVE SOCIOLOGIC STUDY OF AN INTERNMENT CAMP FOR JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WW II. 8 3/4 inches hardcover, xvi, 404 pages, tan cloth binding, previous owner signature front free endpaper, photographic illustrations, maps and graphs. LIght soiling to covers and edges, text unmarked, very good. PREFACE: 'In the spring of 1942 the United States Government had its first experience with large-scale evacuation when it removed from the Pacific coastal regions all of the approximately 110,000 Japanese who had formerly lived there. These people were sent to ten Relocation Centers in the West and Middle West, and since they were Amencan citizens and their alien parents against whom there were no charges of subversive activity, the Government adopted the policy of protecting their welfare, developing self-government within the Relocation Centers, and re-establishing economic independence. The Hon. John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, was associated with the project from the start because of his extensive experience in the administration of many different kinds of communities. He believed that research and observation through applied psychology and social anthropology should accompany the enterprise from its beginning, since the problems presented by the Japanese relocation were a challenge to democratic principles and an opportunity to gain experience and improve methods.' CONTENTS: The story of Poston--Evacuation; The beginning of Poston; 'Intake'; Early days; Community planning; Self-government; Social organization; Social disorganization; Fires; Beginning of the strike; Deadlock; End of the strike; Self-management after the strike; Reconsideration; Principles and recommendations. REVIEW IN TIME MAGAZINE June 25, 1945: 'Few wartime problems have remained as puzzling to the average U.S. citizen as that of the West Coast's uprooted Japanese. This week, in a new book, The Governing of Men, Lieut. Commander Alexander H. Leighton, a Navy Medical Corps psychiatrist, suggested a key to better understanding. After 15 months at Arizona's vast Poston Relocation Center as a social analyst, Commander Leighton concluded that many an American simply fails to remember that U.S. Japanese are human beings.' ALEXANDER H. LEIGHTON (1908 - 2007) was a sociologist and psychiatrist, earning a B.A. from Princeton, M.S. from Cambridge, and M.D. from Johns Hopkins. From 1946 to 1966 he was Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Cornell. He left Cornell to work at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was Professor of Social Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences until 1975. He left Harvard to become the Canadian National Health Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he stayed for 10 years. By 1999, he was Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, and Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University. He served on advisory committees for the governments of Canada and the United States and for the World Health Organization. The book is dedicated to ADOLF MEYER, M.D. (1866 - 1950) a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (1910-1941). He was president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1927-28 and was one of the most influential figures in psychiatry in the first half of the twentieth century. His focus on collecting detailed case histories on patients was one of the most prominent of his contributions.

Title: The Governing of Men. General Principles and Recommendations Based on Experience at a Japanese Relocation Camp

Author Name: Leighton AH;

Edition: Second printing

Location Published: Princeton, Princeton University Press: 1945

Categories: America, War, Anthropology, Anthropology

Seller ID: 132

Keywords: america, anthropology, epidemiology, history, japan, psychiatry, research, science, society, war