Postwar Japan as History

ISBN-10: 0520074750
ISBN-13: 9780520074750
Edition: 1993
Authors: Andrew Gordon
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/20/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Japan's catapult to world economic power has inspired many studies by social scientists, but few have looked at the 45 years of postwar Japan through the lens of history. The contributors to this book seek to offer such a view. As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the endurance of conservative rule. A provocative set of interpretative essays by eminent scholars, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century Japan and the dilemmas facing Japan today.

Andrew Gordon is Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

Peace and Democracy in Two Systems: External Policy and Internal Conflict
Dower Japan's Position in the World System
The Past in the Present
Defining Growth: Debates on Economic Strategies
The Structure and Transformation of Conservative Rule
Negotiating Social Contracts
Dialectics of Economic Growth
Finding a Place in Metropolitan Japan: Transpositions of Everyday Life
Formations of Mass Culture
Consuming and Saving
The Death of "Good Wife
Unplaced Persons and Movements for Place
Altered States: The Body Politics of "Being Woman"
Contests for the Workplace
The Dynamics of Political Opposition

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