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- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95
Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This book is about the perception of Japan in the sixty films set there by gaijin (foreigners) ?outsiders who almost always do not speak or read Japanese. My area of attention is directed to films depicting post World War II Japan and the Japanese, and, in many cases, films showing how foreigners in the same time frame respond to Japan.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 64.95
This volume provides a timely and expert analysis of Japan's Asia policy as the country continues to address the future through trying to cope with the burden of a chequered past. Dr Mendl locates his expostion of Japan's policy towards both North-East and South-East Asia in a full historical and cultural context and importantly takes due account of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.95
This work is a combination of an account of a most captivating Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. Mordechai Nisan spent much time with Etienne Sakr between 2000 and 2001. Set within the context of the national political narrative of Lebanon, this volume offers a portrait of Sakr and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 32.00
In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to... more...
- University of California Press 1992; US$ 12.95
This latest work from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the first ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. Officially dissolved in 1947, this group of social elites is still generally perceived... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
The debate about Japan's 'uniqueness' is central to Japanese studies. This book aims to illuminate that debate from a comparative and theoretical perspective. It also tests theories of ethnicity and cultural nationalism through the use of Japan as a case study. Yoshino examines how ideas of national distinctiveness are `produced' and `consumed' in... more...
- UPF 2002; US$ 59.95
''A fascinating collection of articles that go far to explain the social, political, and economic trials and tribulations of Lebanon today.''--James A. Bill, College of William and Mary The wide range of seemingly intractable political, social, and economic situations affecting Lebanon's struggle to define itself and its future role in the Middle East... more...
- 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...