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Flowers That Kill : Communicative Opacity in Political Spaces

By: Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (297 p.).ISBN: 9780804795944.Subject(s): | | Flowers -- Symbolic aspects -- Europe -- History | Flowers -- Symbolic aspects -- Japan -- History | Symbolism in communication -- Europe -- History | Symbolism in communication -- Japan -- History | Symbolism in politics -- Europe -- History | Symbolism in politics -- Japan -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Flowers That Kill : Communicative Opacity in Political SpacesDDC classification: 320.9401/4 LOC classification: JC347.J3.O35 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Opacity, Misrecognition, and Other Complexities of Symbolic Communication; Part I: Sources of Communicative Opacity: Many Meanings, One Meaning, the Aesthetic; 1. Japanese Cherry Blossoms: From the Beauty of Life to the Sublimity of Sacrificial Death; 2. European Roses: From "Bread and Roses" to the Aestheticization of Murderers; 3. The Subversive Monkey in Japanese Culture: From Scapegoat to Clown; 4. Rice and the Japanese Collective Self: Purity by Exclusion; Part II: Collective Identities and Their Symbolic Expression
5. The Collective Self and Cultural/Political Nationalisms: Cross-Cultural PerspectivesPart III: (Non-)Externalization: Religious and Political Authority/P ower; 6. The Invisible and Inaudible Japanese Emperor; 7. (Non-)Externalization of Religious and Political Authority/Power: A Cross-Cultural Perspective; Afterword; Notes; References; Index
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Opacity, Misrecognition, and Other Complexities of Symbolic Communication; Part I: Sources of Communicative Opacity: Many Meanings, One Meaning, the Aesthetic; 1. Japanese Cherry Blossoms: From the Beauty of Life to the Sublimity of Sacrificial Death; 2. European Roses: From "Bread and Roses" to the Aestheticization of Murderers; 3. The Subversive Monkey in Japanese Culture: From Scapegoat to Clown; 4. Rice and the Japanese Collective Self: Purity by Exclusion; Part II: Collective Identities and Their Symbolic Expression

5. The Collective Self and Cultural/Political Nationalisms: Cross-Cultural PerspectivesPart III: (Non-)Externalization: Religious and Political Authority/P ower; 6. The Invisible and Inaudible Japanese Emperor; 7. (Non-)Externalization of Religious and Political Authority/Power: A Cross-Cultural Perspective; Afterword; Notes; References; Index

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Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney is the William F. Vilas Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin. She is the author of numerous books, including Illness and Culture in Contemporary Japan (7th printing in 1997) and Rice as Self: Japanese Identities Through Time (3rd printing in 1995), the editor of Culture Through Time (Stanford, 1991), and contributor to Golden Arches East (Stanford, 2006).

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