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By Tomiko Yoda,Harry Harootunian

ISBN-10: 0822337878

ISBN-13: 9780822337874

ISBN-10: 0822338130

ISBN-13: 9780822338130

The lengthy downturn within the jap economic system that all started in the course of the recessionary Nineteen Nineties prompted a posh set of reactions either inside Japan and in a foreign country, reshaping not just the country’s economic system but in addition its politics, society, and tradition. In Japan After Japan, students of heritage, anthropology, literature, and movie discover the profound differences in Japan because the early Nineties, supplying advanced analyses of a state in transition, linking its current to its previous and connecting neighborhood occasions to international developments.

Several of the essayists ponder the politics of background, contemplating adjustments within the dating among Japan and the U.S., the complicated legacy of eastern colonialism, Japan’s continual unease with its wartime background, and the postwar consolidation of an ethnocentric and racist nationalism. Others examine anxieties relating to the function of kids in society and the weakening of the gendered divide among office and residential. Turning to pop culture, participants scrutinize the avid intake of “real occasions” in codecs together with police exhibits, quiz indicates, and stay net digital camera feeds; the construction, distribution, and reception of Pokémon, the game-based franchise that turned a world cultural phenomenon; and the ways in which the habit of zealous fanatics of anime both reinforces and clashes with company pursuits. targeting modern social and political activities, one essay relates how an area electorate’ crew pressed the japanese executive to show a world exposition, the Aichi Expo 2005, right into a extra environmentally wakeful venture. one other essay bargains either a survey of rising political hobbies and a manifesto picking new percentages for radical politics in Japan. jointly the participants to Japan After Japan current much-needed perception into the wide-ranging differences of eastern society that started within the 1990s.

Contributors. Anne Allison, Andrea G. Arai, Eric Cazdyn, Leo Ching, Harry Harootunian, Marilyn Ivy, Sabu Kohso, J. Victor Koschmann, Thomas LaMarre, Masao Miyoshi, Yutaka Nagahara, Naoki Sakai, Tomiko Yoda, Yoshimi Shunya, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

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