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Bonds of Civility Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture

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ISBN-10: 0521601150

ISBN-13: 9780521601153

Edition: 2005

Authors: Eiko Ikegami, Mark Granovetter

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Eiko Ikegami uncovers a complex history of social life in which aesthetic images are central to Japan's cultural identities. Combining sociological insights in organizations with prodigious scholarship on cultural history, this book explores such wide-ranging topics as networks of performing arts, tea ceremony and haiku, the politics of kimono aesthetics, the rise of commercial publishing, the popularization of etiquette and manners, the vogue for androgyny in kabuki performance, and the rise of tacit modes of communication.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.94" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Eiko Ikegami is Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University.

A Social Theory of State, Civility and Publics: Introduction: aesthetic Japan and the Tokugawa Network Revolution
Civility without civil society: a comparative overview
Culture and identity as emergent properties in networks: a theoretical overview
The Transformation of Associational and the Rise of Aesthetic Publics
The medieval origin of aesthetic publics: linked poetry and the ritual logic of freedom
The Late Medieval transformation of Za arts in struggles between vertical and horizontal alliances
Tokugawa state formation and the transformation of aesthetic publics
The rise of aesthetic civility
The Haikai, network poetry: the politics of border crossing and subversion
Poetry and protest: the rise of social power
Tacit modes of communication and their contribution to Japanese national identities
Market, State, and Categorical Politics
Categorical protest from the floating world: fashion, state and gender
The information revolution: Japanese commercial publishing and styles of proto-modernity
Hierarchical civility and beauty: etiquette and manners in Tokugawa manuals
Concluding Reflections
The rise of aesthetic Japan
Epilogue: toward a pluralistic view of communication styles
List of illustrations