Shedding new light on the manifestations of difference in Japan from a diverse range of authors and perspectives, this extraordinary book is a study of those persons who are very much part of Japanese society today, but whose voices have long been neglect
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Transcultural Japan

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Shedding new light on the manifestations of difference in Japan from a diverse range of authors and perspectives, this extraordinary book is a study of those persons who are very much part of Japanese society today, but whose voices have long been neglect
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DAVID BLAKE WILLIS is Professor of Anthropology and Education at Soai University, Osaka, where he has been since 1986. He was a Senior Associate Professor at the University of Oxford 2006-2007.

STEPHEN MURPHY-SHIGEMATSU, Professor at the University of Tokyo 1994-2006, received a doctorate from Harvard, was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford, and is Professor at Fielding University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, HARUMI BEFU; PART I. Introduction; 1 Transcultural Japan: Metamorphosis in the Cultural Borderlands and Beyond, DAVID BLAKE WILLIS AND STEPHEN MURPHY-SHIGEMATSU

PART II. Gender and identity; 2 A Perfectly Ordinary Ethnic Korean in Japan: reprise, KYO NOBUKO (WITH AKEMI WEGMULLER); 3

Between Two Shores: Transnational Projects and Filipina Wives in/from Japan, NOBUE SUZUKI; 4 Gender, Modernity, and Eroticized Internationalism in Japan, KAREN KELSKY

PART III. Diaspora and mobility; 5 Between Privilege and Prejudice: Japanese-Brazilian Migrants in "The Land of Yen and the Ancestors", ANGELO AKIMITSU ISHI, 6 From ethnic ghetto to ‘gourmet republic’: the changing image of Kobe’s Chinatown and the ambiguity of being Chinese in modern Japan, TSU YUN HUI ; 7 Okinawan diasporic identities: between being a buffer and a bridge, WESLEY UEUNTEN

PART IV. Imagining oneself: visibility and invisibility; 8

. The Marvelous in the Real: Images of Burakumin in Nakagami Kenji's Kumano Saga

YOSHIKO YOKOCHI SAMUEL; 9 Positioning oneself in the Japanese nation state: the Hokkaido Ainu case, KATARINA SJÖBERG; 10 "Becoming a better Muslim": identity narratives of Muslim foreign workers in Japan, ONISHI AKIKO

PART V. Transnational, transcultural flows; 11 Dejima: creolization and enclaves of difference in transnational Japan, DAVID BLAKE WILLIS; 12 The racialization of Japan, WILLIAM WETHERALL; 13 "The Invisible Man" and other narratives of living in the borderlands of race and nation, STEPHEN MURPHY-SHIGEMATSU; 14 Ethnoscapes and The Other in 21st century Japan, DAVID BLAKE WILLIS AND STEPHEN MURPHY-SHIGEMATSU

AFTERWORD Marginals, minorities, majorities and migrants: Studying the Japanese borderlands in contemporary Japan, ROGER GOODMAN

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