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01/01/2001
5.5 x 8.25
9781876843038

Japan and Its Others

Globalization, Difference and the Critique of Modernity
by CLAMMER John
Japanese Society Series
This book explores Japan's relationship with Asia and the world, examines contemporary Japanese thinking about Japan's "others" and how this impacts on local discourses about uniqueness, modernity, internal minorities and "postmodern" conceptions of Japanese culture, religion and psychic make-up. Taking local knowledge seriously, the author pursues the "centrality of the...

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This book explores Japan's relationship with Asia and the world, examines contemporary Japanese thinking about Japan's "others" and how this impacts on local discourses about uniqueness, modernity, internal minorities and "postmodern" conceptions of Japanese culture, religion and psychic make-up. Taking local knowledge seriously, the author pursues the "centrality of the emotions" as a viable avenue for understanding Japanese society and enriches the scope of cultural studies and sociology of Japanese capitalism by presenting a comparative and non-Western perspective.

About Authors

John Clammer is Professor at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, India. His principal interests include the sociology of development and the sociology of culture as applied to development issues. He has worked widely on these issues both in theoretical terms and in the fields in Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, India and Latin America.

 

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