Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History

Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History

by Harry Harootunian

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231548779
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Series: Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 828 KB

About the Author

Harry Harootunian is Max Palevsky Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Chicago, professor emeritus of East Asian studies at New York University, and adjunct senior research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. His books include History’s Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice, and the Question of Everyday Life (Columbia, 2000) and Marx After Marx: History and Time in the Expansion of Capitalism (Columbia, 2015).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Uneven Moments from Japan’s Modern History
Part I. Imminent Criticism and Academic Discourse: Area Studies
1. Tracking the Dinosaur: Area Studies in a Time of “Globalism”
2. “Memories of Underdevelopment” After Area Studies
Part II. Cultural Form and Political Withdrawal: Tokugawa Japan
3. Cultural Politics in Tokugawa Japan
4. Late Tokugawa Culture and Thought
Part III. Pathways to Modernity’s Present and the Enduring Everyday
5. Shadowing History: National Narratives and the Persistence of the Everyday
6. Overcome by Modernity: Fantasizing Everyday Life and the Discourse on the Social in Interwar Japan
7. Time, Everydayness, and the Specter of Fascism: Tosaka Jun and Philosophy’s New Vocation
8. Allegorizing History: Marxism, Hani Gorō, and the Demands of the Present
9. Philosophy and Answerability: The Kyoto School and the Epiphanic Moment of World History
10. Reflections from Fukushima: History, Memory, and the Crisis of Contemporaneity
Part IV. Ideological Formation: Colluding with the Past
11. Visible Discourses/Invisible Ideologies
12. The Presence of Archaism/The Persistence of Fascism
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