Japan and Its Others: Globalization, Difference and the Critique of Modernity

Japan and Its Others: Globalization, Difference and the Critique of Modernity

by John Clammer, John Clammer
     
 

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This book explores Japan's relationship with Asia and the world, examines contemporary Japanese thinking about Japan's "others" and how this impacts on local discourses about uniqueness, modernity, internal minorities and "postmodern" conceptions of Japanese culture, religion and psychic make-up. Taking local knowledge seriously, the author pursues the "centrality of… See more details below

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This book explores Japan's relationship with Asia and the world, examines contemporary Japanese thinking about Japan's "others" and how this impacts on local discourses about uniqueness, modernity, internal minorities and "postmodern" conceptions of Japanese culture, religion and psychic make-up. Taking local knowledge seriously, the author pursues the "centrality of the emotions" as a viable avenue for understanding Japanese society and enriches the scope of cultural studies and sociology of Japanese capitalism by presenting a comparative and non-Western perspective.

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Exploring Japan's relationship with Asia and the world, Clammer (sociology and Asian studies, Sophia U., Tokyo) examines contemporary Japanese thinking about the country's Others and how this impacts local discourses about uniqueness; modernity; internal minorities; and postmodern conceptions of Japanese culture, religion, and psychic make-up. His treatise concludes what turned about to be a trilogy that began in 1995 with . Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781876843038
Publisher:
Trans Pacific Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Japanese Society Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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