Postmodernism and Japan (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

Postmodernism and Japan (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

By: Masao Miyoshi (editor), Harry Harootunian (editor)Paperback

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Postmodernism and Japan is a coherent yet diverse study of the dynamics of postmodernism, as described by Lyotard, Baudrillard, Deleuze, and Guatarri, from the often startling perspective of a society bent on transforming itself into the image of Western "enlightenment" wealth and power. This work provides a unique view of a society in transition and confronting, like its models in the West, the problems induced by the introduction of new forms of knowledge, modes of production, and social relationships.


Introduction / Masao Miyoshi and H. D. Harootunian vii Note on Japanese Names xxii On Culture and Technology in Postmodern Japan / Tetsuo Najita 3 Critical Texts, Mass Artifacts: The Consumption of Knowledge in Postmodern Japan / Marilyn Ivy 21 Of City, Nation, and Style / Isozaki Arata 47 Visible Discourses/Invisible Ideologies / H. D. Harootunian 63 Modernity and Its Critique: The Problem of Universalism and Particularism / Naoki Sakai 93 Maruyama Masao and the Incomplete Project of Modernity / J. Victor Koschmann 123 Against the Native Grain: The Japanese Novel and the "Postmodern" West / Masao Miyoshi 143 Somehow: The Postmodern as Atmosphere / Norma Field 169 Japan's Dual Identity: A Writer's Dilemma / Oe Kenzaburo 189 Suicide and the Japanese Postmodern: A Postnarrative Paradigm? / Alan Wolfe 215 Karatani Kojin's Origins of Modern Japanese Literature / Brett De Bary 235 Infantile Capitalism and Japan's Postmodernism: A Fairy Tale / Asada Akira 273 Picturing Japan: Reflections on the Workshop / Stephen Melville 279 Glossary 289 Notes on Contributors 297 Index 299

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  • ISBN13: 9780822308966
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780822308966
  • ISBN10: 0822308967

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