Postwar Japan as History / Edition 1

Postwar Japan as History / Edition 1

by Andrew Gordon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520074750

ISBN-13: 9780520074750

Pub. Date: 10/20/1993

Publisher: University of California Press

Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history. The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view. As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes,

Overview

Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history. The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view. As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the urance of conservative rule. A provocative set of interpretative essays by eminent scholars, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century Japan and the dilemmas facing Japan today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520074750
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/20/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
563
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Peace and Democracy in Two Systems: External Policy and Internal Conflict, John W. Dower

Japan's Position in the World System, Bruce Cumings

The Past in the Present, Carol Gluck

Defining Growth: Debates on Economic Strategies, Laura E. Hein

The Structure and Transformation of Conservative Rule, Gary D. Allinson

Negotiating Social Contracts, Sheldon Garon and Mike Mochizuki

Dialectics of Economic Growth, National Power, and Distributive Struggles Koji Taira

Finding a Place in Metropolitan Japan: Transpositions of Everyday Life, William Kelly

Formations of Mass Culture, Marilyn Ivy

Consuming and Saving, Charles Yuji Horioka

The Death of "Good Wife, Wise Mother", Kathleen S. Uno

Unplaced Persons and Movements for Place, Frank K. Upham

Altered States: The Body Politics of "Being Woman", Sandra Buckley

Contests for the Workplace, Andrew Gordon

Intellectuals and Politics, J. Victor Koschmann

The Dynamics of Political Opposition, James W. White

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