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Our Genes Don’t Match Your Culture: Japanese Narratives about the Origins of Type 2 Diabetes

Mari Armstrong-Hough

in Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646688
eISBN:
9781469646701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 3 relies on data from in-depth interviews with clinicians and members of the general public, participant observation, and a review of Japanese popular intellectual literature to examine ... More


Samurai Baseball: The Popular Press and the Making of a National Pastime in Meiji and Taishō Japan

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455829
eISBN:
9789888455355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455829.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 1 provides both a background to baseball in Japan and to the origins of the concept of “Samurai baseball” that is central to the issues explored in this book. The first chapter also ... More


Proving Uniqueness and Asserting Superiority: The History of Exceptionalism

Mark Thomas McNally

in Like No Other: Exceptionalism and Nativism in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852849
eISBN:
9780824868253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852849.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Just like nativism, there are two competing, yet related, forms of exceptionalism: one for those who are exceptionalists themselves, and another for those who are not. To American exceptionalists, ... More


Introduction

Silvia Croydon

in The Politics of Police Detention in Japan: Consensus of Convenience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198758341
eISBN:
9780191818097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758341.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Following a presentation of the human rights issues associated with police detention in general, this chapter places Japan’s period of police custody of twenty-three days into an international ... More


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