The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum

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Author: Mamoru Iga
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520302796
Size: 15.91 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248

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The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum

by Mamoru Iga, The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum books, Japanese society is frequently held up to the Western world as a model of harmony and efficiency, but the price it pays tends to be overlooked. In a searching analysis that will fascinate students and admirers of Japan as much as it will inform psychologists and suicidologists, Mamoru Iga discusses the precise nature of the “thorn in the chrysanthemum,” a thorn that may hurt both the Japanese and the outsider who conducts business with them. The author, who was reared and educated in Japan, is uniquely qualified to interpret the value orientations of a society in which suicide is all too common. He finds that the traits leading to homogeneity and extreme adaptability in that society as a whole are the very traits that can produce painful reactions in the individual. Those traits are described as monism, groupism, authoritarianism, familism, and accommodationism, and together they comprise the Japanese “social character.” Because the individual’s behavior is based on the images, assumptions, and ideas about the world that make up his or her culture, conformism in the individual is one major manifestation of Japan’s social character. In Japan, the need to fill one’s socially prescribed role may make it doubly difficult to think independently and creatively and to find solutions for the resulting stress. Suicide notes and other personal documents reveal the painful cost of modern Japan’s success story, as the examination of individual suicides is related both to the theoretical framework of Durkheim’s types of suicide and to the sociological patterns that characterize suicide in Japan. It is in personal value orientations, however, that Iga finds the common ground between suicide and economic success. American readers will find especially interesting the contrast between value orientations in Japan and in the United States. Nearly the opposite of the Japanese traits described above, American values of rationalism, individualism, competition, and change create their own problems. There is much to be learned from this expert analysis of the problem of suicide in Japan. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.



The Stakes Of Exposure

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Author: Namiko Kunimoto
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452953767
Size: 66.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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The Stakes Of Exposure

by Namiko Kunimoto, The Stakes Of Exposure Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Stakes Of Exposure books, How would artistic practice contribute to political change in post–World War II Japan? How could artists negotiate the imbalanced global dynamics of the art world and also maintain a sense of aesthetic and political authenticity? While the contemporary art world has recently come to embrace some of Japan’s most daring postwar artists, the interplay of art and politics remains poorly understood in the Americas and Europe. The Stakes of Exposure fills this gap and explores art, visual culture, and politics in postwar Japan from the 1950s to the 1970s, paying special attention to how anxiety and confusion surrounding Japan’s new democracy manifested in representations of gender and nationhood in modern art. Through such pivotal postwar episodes as the Minamata Disaster, the Lucky Dragon Incident, the budding antinuclear movement, and the ANPO protests of the 1960s, The Stakes of Exposure examines a wide range of issues addressed by the period’s prominent artists, including Tanaka Atsuko and Shiraga Kazuo (key members of the Gutai Art Association), Katsura Yuki, and Nakamura Hiroshi. Through a close study of their paintings, illustrations, and assemblage and performance art, Namiko Kunimoto reveals that, despite dissimilar aesthetic approaches and divergent political interests, Japanese postwar artists were invested in the entangled issues of gender and nationhood that were redefining Japan and its role in the world. Offering many full-color illustrations of previously unpublished art and photographs, as well as period manga, The Stakes of Exposure shows how contention over Japan’s new democracy was expressed, disavowed, and reimagined through representations of the gendered body.



Popularizing Anthropology

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Author: Jeremy McClancy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134777949
Size: 79.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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Popularizing Anthropology

by Jeremy McClancy, Popularizing Anthropology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Popularizing Anthropology books, Anthropology written for a popular audience is the most neglected branch of the discipline. In the 1980s postmodernist anthropologists began to explore the literary and reflective aspects of their work. Popularizing Anthropology advances that trend by looking at a key but previously marginalized genre of anthropology. The contributors, who are well known anthropologists, explore such themes as: why so many anthropologists are women; how the Japanese have reacted to Ruth Benedict; why Margaret Mead became so successful; how the French media promote Levi-Strauss and Louis Dumont; Why Bruce Chatwin tells us more about Aboriginals than many anthropologists in Australia; how personal accounts of fieldwork have evolved since the 1950s; how to write a personal account of fieldwork. Popularizing Anthropology unearths a submerged tradition within anthropology and reveals that, from the beginning, anthropologists have looked beyond the boundaries of the academy for their listeners. It aims to establish the popularization of the discipline as an illuminating topic of investigation in its own right, arguing that it is not an irrelevant appendage to the main body of the subject but has always been an integral part of it.



An Anthropological Lifetime In Japan

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Author: Joy Hendry
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004302875
Size: 50.18 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 716

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An Anthropological Lifetime In Japan

by Joy Hendry, An Anthropological Lifetime In Japan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Anthropological Lifetime In Japan books, A collection of the publications and other writings of Joy Hendry, with a biographical introduction also explaining the choice and rationale for the research topics addressed.



The Hero And The Grave

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Author: Alireza Vahdani
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664102
Size: 36.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 175

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The Hero And The Grave

by Alireza Vahdani, The Hero And The Grave Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Hero And The Grave books, The theme of death is an essential component of film narrative, particularly in how it affects the hero. Filmmakers from different cultures and backgrounds have developed distinct yet archetypal perspectives on death and the protagonist's response. Focusing on Western and Japanese period genre films, the author examines the work of John Ford (1894-1973), Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) and Sergio Leone (1929-1989) and finds similarities regarding death's impact on the hero's sense of morality.



The V Spot

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Author: Joan Lachkar
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461631947
Size: 67.91 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 202

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The V Spot

by Joan Lachkar, The V Spot Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The V Spot books, The 'V-Spot' is a term created to describe the most sensitive area of emotional vulnerability that becomes aroused when one partner hits an emotional raw spot in the other. The V Spot is designed to parallel the G-Spot, as the emotional counterpart that can be triggered by a seemingly unimportant event. The V-Spot is comprised of highly charged emotional sensitivities that emanate from raw experiences during infancy and childhood. Getting in contact with the V-Spot is the only way to break away from emotional abuse and begin the healing process. Through Lachkar's book, clinicians and therapists will become acquainted with the V-Spot and recognize the importance of this volatile area of emotional vulnerability.



Crime In Japan

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Author: D. Leonardsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230290310
Size: 19.22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248

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Crime In Japan

by D. Leonardsen, Crime In Japan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crime In Japan books, Japan is often described as an inclusive society, and yet the media reports record highs in crime and suicide figures. This book examines criminal justice in Japan, and questions whether Japan really is facing social malaise, or if the media are simply creating a 'moral panic'.



The Political Economy Of Iran

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Author: Farhad Gohardani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030106381
Size: 45.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 343

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The Political Economy Of Iran

by Farhad Gohardani, The Political Economy Of Iran Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Political Economy Of Iran books, This study entails a theoretical reading of the Iranian modern history and follows an interdisciplinary agenda at the intersection of philosophy, psychoanalysis, economics, and politics and intends to offer a novel framework for the analysis of socio-economic development in Iran in the modern era. A brief review of Iranian modern history from the Constitutional Revolution to the Oil Nationalization Movement, the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and the recent Reformist and Green Movements demonstrates that Iranian people travelled full circle. This historical experience of socio-economic development revolving around the bitter question of “Why are we backward?” and its manifestation in perpetual socio-political instability and violence is the subject matter of this study. Michel Foucault’s conceived relation between the production of truth and production of wealth captures the essence of hypothesis offered in this study. Foucault (1980: 93–94) maintains that “In the last analysis, we must produce truth as we must produce wealth; indeed we must produce truth in order to produce wealth in the first place.” Based on a hybrid methodology combining hermeneutics of understanding and hermeneutics of suspicion, this monograph proposes that the failure to produce wealth has had particular roots in the failure in the production of truth and trust. At the heart of the proposed theoretical model is the following formula: the Iranian subject’s confused preference structure culminates in the formation of unstable coalitions which in turn leads to institutional failure, creating a chaotic social order and a turbulent history as experienced by the Iranian nation in the modern era. As such, the society oscillates between the chaotic states of socio-political anarchy emanating from irreconcilable differences between and within social assemblages and their affiliated hybrid forms of regimes of truth in the springs of freedom and repressive states of order in the winters of discontent. Each time, after the experience of chaos, the order is restored based on the emergence of a final arbiter (Iranian leviathan) as the evolved coping strategy for achieving conflict resolution. This highly volatile truth cycle produces the experience of socio-economic backwardness and violence. The explanatory power of the theoretical framework offered in the study exploring the relation between the production of truth, trust, and wealth is demonstrated via providing historical examples from strong events of Iranian modern history. The significant policy implications of the model are explored. This monograph will appeal to researchers, scholars, graduate students, policy makers and anyone interested in the Middle Eastern politics, Iran, development studies and political economy.