At the Borderlands of Race, Gender and Identity
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Transcultural Japan by David Blake Willis
Book DescriptionHistorically Japan has alternated between periods of celebration of a diverse, multicultural society and severe spells of xenophobia and persecution of the Other. This collection of multidisciplinary essays re-introduces the idea of Japan as a multicultural society and reflects a rapidly changing Japan as the Japanese confront a new range of diversity in their midst. Shedding new light on the manifestations of difference in Japan from a diverse range of authors and perspectives, this extraordinary book is a study of those persons who are very much part of Japanese society today, but whose voices have long been neglected, silenced or oppressed. Written in accessible language, this broad-based volume is an attractive and useful resource for students and academics, as well as being a timely and revealing contribution to research scholars and for those interested in the phenomena of cultural identities and transformations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415394345
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Blake Willis
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Provides a critical examination of being Other in Japan. Portraying the multiple intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, this book suggests ways in which the transcultural borderlands of Japan reflect globalization in this island nation. It reports regional, national, and cosmopolitan movements.
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Author Biography - David Blake Willis
Soai University, Japan University of Tokyo, Japan and Stanford University, USA
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