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Nationalisms of Japan Managing and Mystifying Identity

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ISBN-10: 0742524558

ISBN-13: 9780742524552

Edition: 2004

Authors: Brian J. McVeigh

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In this analysis, Brian McVeigh confronts both the demonizers & apologists of Japan & argues that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism can be demystified by stripping away Orientalist-inspired misconceptions.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Note to Reader
Purposes and Perspectives
The Ambiguity, Domains, and Degrees of Nationalism
Historical Background of Japan's Nationalisms
Renovationist Nationalism: The Self-Reinforcing Logic of Modernity and Japaneseness
Nationalizing the State and Statizing the Nation
State and Official Nationalisms
Economic Nationalism: Developmentalism and Capitalist Nationalism
Educational Nationalism: Reproducing Educational Dualism
Ethnos Nationalism: State, Nation, and "Race" in a House of Mirrors
State Cultural Nationalism: "Cultural Policy"--Aestheticizing the Nation and Nationalizing Aesthetics
Popular and Nonofficial Nationalisms
Popular Cultural Nationalism: Linking Ethnos, Aesthetics, Citizenship, and Progress
Postimperial Ethnos Nationalism: Homogeneity, Uniqueness, and Peace
Gendered Nationalism: Producing "Good Wives-Wise Mothers"
Mainstream and Marginal Nationalism: The Paradox of "Japaneseness" in the Mahikari Religious Movement
Final Thoughts
Japan's Legacy of Modernity and Issues of Citizenship
Internationalism, Extranationalism, and Renovationism
Types of Corporations and Their Relevant Laws
Procedure for Establishing a Public-Service Corporation
Organization of Corporations
About the Author