This panel commemorates the re-release of UA anthropologist Edward Spicer's classic book Impounded People: Japanese-Americans in the Relocation Centers (UA Press) with presentations on how and why some groups of people are singled out for exclusion while others are not, how this changes over time, and how such processes continue to be relevant in the US and Arizona. Speakers will talk about: Spicer's work with interned Japanese Americans during WWII; Spicer's career as an applied anthropologist addressing pressing issues of his day; Iraqi Ezidi refugees in Germany; and Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
John Meaney, Spicer Foundation
Tom Sheridan, Southwest Center and School of Anthropology, UA
Allison Stuewe, School of Anthropology, UA
Rachel Rosenbaum, School of Anthropology, UA
Representatives from University of Arizona Press will be on hand with copies of Ned Spicer's book, Impounded People: Japanese-Americans in the Relocation Centers, for sale.