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Description - Another Japan Is Possible by Jennifer Chan

This book looks at the emergence of internationally linked Japanese nongovernmental advocacy networks that have grown rapidly since the 1990s in the context of three conjunctural forces: neoliberalism, militarism, and nationalism. It connects three disparate literatures-on the global justice movement, on Japanese civil society, and on global citizenship education. Through the narratives of fifty activists in eight overlapping issue areas-global governance, labor, food sovereignty, peace, HIV/AIDS, gender, minority and human rights, and youth-Another Japan is Possible examines the genesis of these new social movements; their critiques of neoliberalism, militarism, and nationalism; their local, regional, and global connections; their relationships with the Japanese government; and their role in constructing a new identity of the Japanese as global citizens. Its purpose is to highlight the interactions between the global and the local-that is, how international human rights and global governance issues resonate within Japan and how, in turn, local alternatives are articulated by Japanese advocacy groups-and to analyze citizenship from a postnational and postmodern perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804757829
ISBN-10: 0804757828
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan is Associate Professor of Education at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Gender and Human Rights Politics in Japan (Stanford, 2004)