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Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Machiko Ishikawa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

How can the “voiceless” voice be represented? This primary question underpins this book's analysis of selected works by Buraku writer, Nakagami Kenji (1946–1992). In spite of his Buraku background, ... More


Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190853105
eISBN:
9780190853143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853105.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Rights Make Might examines why the three most salient minority groups in Japan all expanded their activism since the late 1970s against significant headwinds, and chronicles how global human rights ... More


Introduction

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter offers a brief background into the works of Nakagami Kenji (1946–1992) and how he represented the voices of the socially silenced in Japan. Notably, Nakagami belonged to the ... More


Conclusion

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter revisits the previous chapters, drawing out major insights and highlighting further discussions on Nakagami's works that have not been covered by previous scholarship. It ... More


The Paradox of Representation

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter sets out to clarify the paradox of representing the silenced subaltern voice. It appropriates an aspect of Gayatri Spivak's scholarship that creates possibilities for a new reading of ... More


The Voice of an Illegitimate Son

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter gives a close rereading of Nakagami's most well-known work, the Akiyuki trilogy: “Misaki,” Kareki nada, and Chi no hate shijō no toki. It particularly focuses on Nakagami's depiction of ... More


The Voices of Aged Buraku Women

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Nakagami's representation of old women or oba from Kumano. To articulate the significance of the oba in Nakagami's narratives, it first investigates Nakagami's reading of the ... More


The Minority Experience in Japan: A Comparative Perspective

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the minority experience in Japan as a whole, by putting the Okinawan experience of minority in comparison with that of other such marginalized groups in the country, such as the ... More


Introduction

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

in Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190853105
eISBN:
9780190853143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853105.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The chapter offers an overview of the book starting with a summary of the history of Ainu, Zainichi, and Burakumin before posing the core puzzle of the book. It then examines literatures on the ... More


Introduction

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the volume and outlines the research question, the argument, and the methodological approach. The volume combines three broader discussions: the first one concerning ... More


The Global Justice Movement and Occupy: Ethics, Visions, and Networking Logics

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 describes the background of the GJM and the World Social Forum process. A brief overview is given of the organizational aspects and how the concept of network has been used in social ... More


Dalits and Burakumin: Knowledge Production in the Early Protest Movements

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4 is occupied with the knowledge production within the Dalit movement in India and the Burakumin movement in Japan. It presents a historical overview of these protest movements during the ... More


South Asian Dalit Feminism: The Intricate Local Practices of Transnational Networking

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 6 discusses theories about transnational feminism in South Asia generally, but more specifically it gives an overview of the history of Dalit feminism in India. The central importance of the ... More


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