The Politics of Dialogic Imagination : Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan
By: Hirano, Katsuya.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (305 p.).ISBN: 9780226060736.Subject(s): Arts, Political aspects -- Japan -- History -- 19th century | Human body -- Political aspects -- Japan | Human body in popular culture -- Political aspects -- Japan | Japan -- Cultural policy -- History -- 19th century | Japan -- Politics and government -- 1600-1868 | Japanese wit and humor -- Political aspects | Kabuki -- Government policy -- Japan -- History | Popular culture -- Government policy -- Japan -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of Dialogic Imagination : Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern JapanDDC classification: 306.095209034 LOC classification: NX180.P64 .H57 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Strategies of Containment and Their Aporia; 2. Parody and History in Late Tokugawa Culture; 3. Comic Realism: A Strategy of Inversion; 4. Grotesque Realism: A Strategy of Chaos; 5. Reconfiguring the Body in a Modernizing Japan; Notes; Bibliography; Index
In The Politics of Dialogic Imagination, Katsuya Hirano seeks to understand why, with its seemingly unrivaled power, the Tokugawa shogunate of early modern Japan tried so hard to regulate the ostensibly unimportant popular culture of Edo (present-day Tokyo)-including fashion, leisure activities, prints, and theater. He does so by examining the works of writers and artists who depicted and celebrated the culture of play and pleasure associated with Edo's street entertainers, vagrants, actors, and prostitutes, whom Tokugawa authorities condemned to be detrimental to public mores, soc
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