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The Myth of Japanese Uniqueness

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In Japan there exists a vast and intricate body of theory devoted to the analysis of Japanese identity. This tradition of thought is known as the "nihonjinron" and ranges from the highly academic to the informal writings of journalists. These discussions of Japanese identity presuppose that the Japanese are radically different from other peoples in their cultural, social and psychological makeup. This book is a critical introduction to the "nihonjinron". It analyzes the major assumptions, linguistic, sociological and philosophical, underlying such works and exposes their ideological structure. Placing particular emphasis upon psychoanalysis, the book argues that the "nihonjinron" constitute a coherent ideology of nationalism and holds that they should be treated as a mythological system rather than as serious contributions to social science.

This paperback copy is in very good condition, with no notes or marks and minimal wear, although there is a pen inscription from a previous owner on the title page.

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Author(s):
Dale, Peter N.
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415055342
ISBN-13:
9780415055345
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd

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In Japan there exists a vast and intricate body of theory devoted to the analysis of Japanese identity. This tradition of thought is known as the "nihonjinron" and ranges from the highly academic to the informal writings of journalists. These discussions of Japanese identity presuppose that the Japanese are radically different from other peoples in their cultural, social and psychological makeup. This book is a critical introduction to the "nihonjinron". It analyzes the major assumptions, linguistic, sociological and philosophical, underlying such works and exposes their ideological structure. Placing particular emphasis upon psychoanalysis, the book argues that the "nihonjinron" constitute a coherent ideology of nationalism and holds that they should be treated as a mythological system rather than as serious contributions to social science.

This paperback copy is in very good condition, with no notes or marks and minimal wear, although there is a pen inscription from a previous owner on the title page.

Author(s):
Dale, Peter N.
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415055342
ISBN-13:
9780415055345
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd

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