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Researching Twenty-First Century Japan: New Directions and Approaches for the Electronic Age

Researching Twenty-First Century Japan: New Directions and Approaches for the Electronic Age (Hardback)

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A wide-ranging collection of essays on diverse aspects of contemporary Japan, held together by the thread of continuity within change, this volume presents fifteen distinct points of view on aspects from immigration to regulatory reform to critical thinking in education to theatre, literature, and religion. The essays are provocative, international in scope, and deeply analyical of the challenges facing both Japan and scholars as they enter the twenty-first century.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological21st century history: from c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: censorshipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adultsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial groups: clubs & societiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsDrug & substance abuse: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsHIV / AIDS: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPolitical correctnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial interactionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labour Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 12/01/2012 ISBN-13: 9780739170144  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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About the Editors: Timothy Iles is an Associate Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he teaches Japanese culture, cinema, and language. He has an MA from the University of British Columbia in Modern Japanese Literature, and a PhD from the University of Toronto, also in Modern Japanese Literature. He has taught courses on Japanese literature, theatre, culture, and cinema in Canada and the United States, and has published articles on those subjects. He is also author of Abe Kobo: an Exploration of his Prose, Drama, and Theatre (Fuccecio: European Press Academic Publishers, 2000), and The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film (Brill, 2008). Peter Matanle is a Lecturer in Japanese studies at the School of East Asian Studies (SEAS), University of Sheffield. He is the author of numerous publications in the sociology of work in Japan, including Japanese Capitalism and Modernity in a Global Era (Routledge, 2003) and Perspectives on Work, Employment and Society in Japan (Co-edited with Wim Lunsing, Palgrave, 2006). He is the founder and general editor of the electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies. Contributors: Darren-Jon Ashmore, Mio Bryce, Christoher Burgess, Paul James Cardwell, Andrew Elliott, Patrick Galbraith, Angelos Giannakopoulos, Mitsutoshi Horii, Kuniko Ishiguro, Wendy Nakanishi, Yoshiko Okuyama, Anthony Rausch, David Rear, Tomoko Shimoda, Utpal Vyas

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