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Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

What are people's life experiences in present-day Japan? This book addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters ... More


The Cult(ures) of Japanese Nature

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines rhetoric and action regarding nature and Japaneseness that could be discerned in community festivals and in the leisure sphere, along with their connection to contemporary ... More


Can Architecture Be Both Modern and “Japanese”?: The Expression of Japanese Cultural Identity through Architectural Practice from 1850 to the Present

Jonathan M. Reynolds

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the expression of Japanese cultural identity through architecture from 1850 to the present. It begins with a discussion of the birth of the architectural profession in Japan ... More


Crafting a Position: Becoming Japanese through the Transnational Encounter

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how migrants in New York City craft themselves as Japanese through their creative work and personal identities. More specifically, it considers how Japan—as an idea, an ... More


Creating the Nisei Market

Shiho Imai

in Creating the Nisei Market: Race and Citizenship in Hawaii's Japanese American Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833329
eISBN:
9780824870232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833329.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how the claim to whiteness allowed Japanese Americans in Hawaiʻi to demonstrate their Americanization while preserving their Japaneseness. It first considers how the immigrant ... More


Is Ainu History Japanese History?

David L. Howell

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses how Ainu history has been balkanized within the discipline of Japanese history. The idea that the Ainu are the subjects rather than merely the objects of history gained ... More


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