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- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 69.00
In analyses of translational transactions and with a focus on the ethnic, cultural, and national identities of modern Japan, Sakai explores the cultural politics inherent in translation. Topics include post-WWII writings on the emperor system, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha?s dictée, and Watsuji Tetsuro?s anthropology. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 33.95
In Windows on Japan, a New Zealander walks across rural Japan and ponders centuries-old perceptions about the country that is still prisoner to an isolationist past. In a deeply insightful commentary, the author surveys cultural, social and political mores, explores the wellspring of racial perception and the problem of the memory of war. Windows on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ?nation of samurai?, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of men, women and children. They show that the impression... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 42.95
This book examines the local and international dynamics and strategies that have come to define the often violent relationship between Israel and Lebanon. Since the end of the Cold War, academic debate over the nature of war in the contemporary world has focused upon the asymmetric nature of conflict among a raft of failed or failing states,... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 36.95
This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a self-consciously modern ethos that challenged state ideology and expansionism. Miriam Silverberg uses sources such as movie magazines, ethnographies of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 120.00
After the ceasefire, a group of architects and planners from the American University of Beirut formed the Reconstruction Unit to help in the recovery process and in rebuilding the lives of those affected by the 2006 war in Lebanon . Here, a series of case studies documenting the work of the Unit discusses the lessons to be learned from the experiences... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50
Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated. Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact. In this provocative conjoining of ethnography, history, and cultural criticism, Marilyn Ivy discloses... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 50.00
A comprehensive examination of the complex domestic environment and the quarrelsome neighbors that contribute to Lebanon's condition as one of the most violent and unstable countries in the Middle East. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 175.00
Postwar Japan has consistently maintained close cooperation with the United States over the last four decades over such major issues as Japan's recognition of China, their peace treaties, and, more recently, Japan's resumption of the yen loan to China suspended in the wake of the Tiananmen incident. This has been in spite of Japan's well-known conflict... more...