Language, Ideology, And Japanese History Textbooks / Edition 1

Language, Ideology, And Japanese History Textbooks / Edition 1

by Christopher Barnard
ISBN-10:
0415297974
ISBN-13:
9780415297974
Pub. Date:
08/14/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options
    $151.18 $195.00 Save 22% Current price is $151.18, Original price is $195. You Save 22%.
  • purchase options

Overview

Language, Ideology, And Japanese History Textbooks / Edition 1

This is the first time that all the authorized textbooks currently in use have been analyzed using a critical discourse that is anchored firmly in the theory of 'language within society', elucidating the meanings and associated ideologies created by the language of textbooks. Barnard examines the meaning-making potential of language, questions why certain choices are made, and links these choices to the ideological construction of meaning within Japanese history textbooks. Perhaps controversially, this ideological construction is then linked to debates within Japanese society regarding war responsibilities and the textbook authorization system. Among the historical incidents dealt with in the book are: the Manchurian Incident, the Rape of Nanking and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the ideological construction of language as well as proving essential to specialists in Japanese Studies, sociology, social and cultural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415297974
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/14/2003
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. The Rape of Nanking: Process and Participents
3. The Attacks by Germany and Japan: The Ideology of Irresponsibility
4. The Surrenders of Germany and Japan: The Ideology of Face-Protection
5. Conclusion. Locating the Findings in a Wider Context
Works Cited
Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews