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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Asael T. Hansen</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">November 21 1903</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">March 5 1991</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Utah</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Asael T.;\nLastName:Hansen;\nDisplayName:Asael T. Hansen;\nBirthDate:1903-11-21;\nDeathDate:1991-03-05;\nBirthLocation:Utah;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:White;\nGenerationIdentifier:;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Anthropologist and <a href=\"/wiki/Community_analysts\" title=\"Community analysts\">community analyst</a> at <a href=\"/wiki/Heart_Mountain\" title=\"Heart Mountain\">Heart Mountain</a> in 1944–45.\n</p><p>Asael Tanner Hansen (1903–91) was born and raised in Utah and graduated from Utah State Agricultural College in 1926. He went on to the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1931 with a dissertation on the Mormon church. He subsequently spent three years in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico as part of a Robert Redfield-led team studying the Maya that resulted in <i>The Folk Culture of the Yucatan</i> published by the University of Chicago Press in 1941. Hansen took a position as an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio, in 1935. He took a leave from that position to work for the <a href=\"/wiki/War_Relocation_Authority\" title=\"War Relocation Authority\">War Relocation Authority</a>.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>\n</p><p>Hansen spent a little under two years as the community analyst at Heart Mountain. He arrived in January 1944, succeeding sociologist <a href=\"/wiki/Forrest_LaViolette\" title=\"Forrest LaViolette\">Forrest LaViolette</a>, who had left the position after a six month stint. Working out of an office in the inmate section of the camp, he arrived just in time to document the crisis over <a href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> eligibility to the draft being restored and the subsequent <a href=\"/wiki/Draft_resistance\" title=\"Draft resistance\">draft resistance</a> crisis, as well as other aspects of camp politics and the closing down of the camp. In his role as community analyst, he produced weekly trend reports and well as special reports on a variety of topics for the consumption of the Camp Director <a href=\"/wiki/Guy_Robertson\" title=\"Guy Robertson\">Guy Robertson</a> and other staff at Heart Mountain as well as the Community Analysis Section staff in Washington, DC. He left Heart Mountain for six weeks in August and September 1945 to spend time at Gila River. He stayed on beyond the closing of the camp, leaving Heart Mountain on December 1, 1945. Hansen spent the next several months in Washington, DC, with fellow community analysts <a href=\"/wiki/Edward_Spicer\" title=\"Edward Spicer\">Edward Spicer</a>, <a href=\"/wiki/Katharine_Luomala\" title=\"Katharine Luomala\">Katharine Luomala</a>, and <a href=\"/wiki/Marvin_Opler\" title=\"Marvin Opler\">Marvin K. Opler</a> authoring <i>The Impounded People: Japanese Americans in the Relocation Centers</i>, one of several official War Relocation Authority publications on aspects of the mass removal and incarceration. <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup>\n</p><p>He returned to the University of Miami, but spent the summer of 1946 in the San José, California, area as part of a Department of Interior study on the postwar adaptation of Japanese Americans that was directed by Robert M. Cullum, who had been the Cleveland area supervisor for the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The study ultimately resulted in the publication <i><a href=\"/wiki/People_in_Motion_(book)\" title=\"People in Motion (book)\">People in Motion: The Postwar Adjustment of the Evacuated Japanese Americans</a></i> (Washington, DC: War Agency Liquidation Unit, [1947]).<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\">[3]</a></sup>\n</p><p>Hansen left Miami in 1947 to join the department of anthropology and sociology at Michigan State University, joining former WRA colleague <a href=\"/wiki/Solon_T._Kimball\" title=\"Solon T. Kimball\">Solon T. Kimball</a>. Just a year later, Kimbell and Hansen left to start a new department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Alabama. Hansen would spend the rest of his academic career there, becoming an emeritus professor in 1974. He passed away in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1991.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\">[4]</a></sup>\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Hansen, Asael. \"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft158003fn/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Heart Mountain Relocation Center Community Analyst Section Final Report.</a>\" January 24, 1944 to December 1, 1945. The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley.\n</p><p>———\"Community Analysis at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.\" <i>Applied Anthropology</i> 5.3 (1946): 15–25.\n</p><p>———. \"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19461221_010.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\">Back Home in Santa Clara Valley.</a>\" <i>Pacific Citizen</i>, Dec. 21, 1946, p. 10, <a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19461221_014.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\">14</a>, <a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19461221_015.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\">15</a>, <a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19461221_016.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\">16</a>.\n</p><p>———. “My Two Years at Heart Mountain: The Difficult Role of an Applied Anthropologist.” In <i>Japanese Americans: From Relocation to Redress</i>. Edited by Roger Daniels, Sandra C. Taylor, and Harry H. L. Kitano. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1986. Revised edition. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991. 33-37.  \n</p><p>\"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://anthropology.ua.edu/check/5/\" rel=\"nofollow\">History of the Department.</a>\" Department of Anthropology. University of Alabama.\n</p><p><i>People in Motion: The Postwar Adjustment of the Evacuated Japanese Americans</i>. Washington, DC: War Agency Liquidation Unit, [1947]. [<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/jarda/ucb/text/cubanc6714_b315w02_0013.pdf\" rel=\"nofollow\">Hansen's field reports</a> on Santa Clara County from the summer of 1946 are in The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Digital Archive at the University of California, Berkeley.]\n</p><p>Price, David H. <i>Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War</i>. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008.\n</p><p>Spicer, Edward H., Asael T. Hansen, Katharine Luomala, and Marvin K. Opler. <i>The Impounded People: Japanese Americans in the Relocation Centers</i>. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Interior, 1946. With new introduction by Edward H. Spicer. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1969.\n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">National Research Council, <i>International Directory of Anthropologists, Section I: Western Hemisphere</i> (Washington, DC, 1940) 60; Asael T. Hansen, \"My Two Years at Heart Mountain: The Difficult Role of an Applied Anthropologist,\" in <i>Japanese Americans: From Relocation to Redress</i>, edited by Roger Daniels, Sandra C. Taylor, and Harry H. L. Kitano (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991), 33; Robert Redfield, <i>The Folk Culture of the Yucatan</i> (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1941), xii.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Asael Hansen, \"Community Analysis at Heart Mountain Relocation Center,\" <i>Applied Anthropology</i> 5.3 (1946): 15–25; Hansen, \"My Two Years\"; Edward H. Spicer, Asael T. Hansen, Katharine Luomala, and Marvin K. Opler, <i>The Impounded People: Japanese Americans in the Relocation Centers</i> (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Interior, 1946), iv; Asael Hansen, \"Heart Mountain Relocation Center Community Analyst Section Final Report,\" January 24, 1944 to December 1, 1945, The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley, accessed May 20, 2014 at <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft158003fn/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft158003fn/</a>.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\"><i>Pacific Citizen</i>, July 13, 1946, p. 5, <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19460713_005.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19460713_005.jpg</a>; and July 27, 1946, <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19460727_003.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19460727_003.jpg</a>, both accessed on March 28, 2014.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Pacific Citizen, Aug. 16, 1947, p. 6, <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19470816_006.jpg\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.pacificcitizen.org/digitalarchives/assets/images/full/PCN_19470816_006.jpg</a>; \"History of the Department,\" Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama. <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://anthropology.ua.edu/check/5/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://anthropology.ua.edu/check/5/</a>; \"College of Arts and Sciences,\" University of Alabama Undergraduate Catalog 2010–12, all accessed on March 28, 2014; <i>Fifth International Directory of Anthropologists</i>, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975, 151.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.092 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.096 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 228/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1314/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1784/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 203/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1546-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20170309214217 and revision id 19068\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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