Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the <i>Shimin</i> in Postwar Japan (Hardback)
  • Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the <i>Shimin</i> in Postwar Japan (Hardback)
zoom

Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the <i>Shimin</i> in Postwar Japan (Hardback)

(author)
£43.95
Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 17/09/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
"Making Japanese Citizens" is an expansive history of the activists, intellectuals, and movements that played a crucial role in shaping civil society and civic thought throughout the broad sweep of Japan's postwar period. Weaving his analysis around the concept of shimin (citizen), Simon Avenell traces the development of a new vision of citizenship based on political participation, self-reliance, popular nationalism, and commitment to daily life. He traces civic activism through six phases: the cultural associations of the 1940s and 1950s, the massive U.S.-Japan Security Treaty protests of 1960, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the antipollution and antidevelopment protests of the 1960s and 1970s, movements for local government reform and the rise of new civic groups from the mid-1970s. This rich portrayal of activists and their ideas illuminates questions of democracy, citizenship, and political participation both in contemporary Japan and in other industrialized nations more generally.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520262706
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
First They Killed My Father
Added to basket
Samurai
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Penguin History of Modern China
Added to basket
A History of the Middle East
Added to basket
The Bookseller Of Kabul
Added to basket
Bending Adversity
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Return of a King
Added to basket
China
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
India
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Forgotten Highlander
Added to basket
Japan
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Korean War
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Ninja
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.