Making and Unmaking Modern Japan: ProtoSociology Volume 32 by Ritu Vij

By Ritu Vij

The papers assembled the following proportion the twin conviction that (1) realizing the lineaments of jap modernity includes an appreciation of the categorical varieties of differences, discriminations and exclusions constitutive of it; (2) that the socio-economic-political fractures more and more noticeable below stipulations of overdue modernity show the precarious nature of the making of modernity in Japan. Bringing jointly a bunch of serious intellectuals, often established in Japan with long-standing political commitments to teams emblematic of recent Japan’s constitutive outdoors - inorities, migrants, foreigners, sufferers of the Fukushima catastrophe, welfare recipients between others this choice of essays goals to attract recognition to strategies of ‘making and unmaking’ that constellate jap modernity. in contrast to prior makes an attempt, although, dedicated to destabilizing positivist/culturalist ways to a post-war ‘miracle’ Japan through a serious post-structural theoretical vocabulary and episteme, the essays collected the following objective largely to check strains of the making of recent Japan within the fissures and displacements obvious at websites of modernity’s unmaking. Deploying a number of theoretical ways, instead of a dedication to any unmarried framework, the essays that keep on with goal to find modern Japan and the ravages of its modernity inside of a much broader severe discourse of modernity.

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