Difference & Modernity : Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society
By: Clammer.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Independence : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (152 p.).ISBN: 9781136163470.Subject(s): Japan -- Civilization -- 1945- | Japan -- Social conditions -- 1945-Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Difference & Modernity : Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese SocietyDDC classification: 301.0952 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front Cover; Difference and Modernity ; Copyright Page; Contents; A note on Names and Romanization; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Theorizing Japanese Society; 2. From Modernity to Postmodernity?; 3. High Culture/Mass Culture and the Experience of Late Modernity; 4. Modernity and Lifestyle in the Japanese City; 5. Natural Being/Social Being; 6. Modernity and the Self; 7. Hierarchy, 'Group' and Individual; 8. Social Theory and the Particularities of Asian Modernity; Bibliography; Index
<P>This book examines the relevance of some major aspects and assumptions of contemporary social and cultural theory to one society that has a very different history and conception of its self-identity from the Western ones in which the modern social sciences have almost exclusively arisen. Japan presents arguably the biggest challenge to the preoccupations and epistemiology of much conventional sociological and cultural thinking. The issue is approached through the concept of ""postmodernity"", which has only recently been applied to Japan. The value of this construction is explored through a
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