By: Harootunian, Harry (Editor)

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Since the end of World War II, Japan has determinately remained outside the current of world events and uninvolved in the processes determining global history and politics. In Japan and the World, distinguished scholars, nove lists, and intellectuals articulate how Japan--despite unprecedented econom ic prowess in securing dominance in the world's market--is caught in a comp lex dependency with the United States. Drawing on critical and postmodernis t theory, this timely volume situates this dependency in a broader historic al context and assesses Japan's current dealings in international politics, society, and culture. Among the many topics covered are: racism in U.S.-Japanese relations; produ ctivity and workplace discourse; Western cultural hegemony; the constructin g of a Japanese cultural history; and the place of the novelist in today's world. Originally published as a special issue of boundary 2 (Fall 1991), t his edition includes four new essays on Japanese industrial revolution; the place of English studies in Japan; how American cultural, historical, and political discourse represented Japan and in turn how America's version of Japan became Japan's version of itself; and an "archaeology" of hegemonic r elationships between Japan and America and Britain in the first half of the twentieth century. Contributors. Eqbal Ahmad, Perry Anderson, Bruce Cumings, Arif Dirlik, H.D. Harootunian, Kazuo Ishuro, Fredric Jameson, Kojin Karatani, Oe Kenzaburo, Masao Miyoshi, Tetsuo Najita, Leslie Pincus, Naoki Sakai, Miriam Silverberg, Christena Turner, Rob Wilson, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto.


Author Name: Harootunian, Harry (Editor)

Categories: Politics & Society,

Publisher: Duke University Press Books: 1993

ISBN Number: 0822313685

ISBN Number 13: 9780822313687

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044609