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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 55–61.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in 2011 Apocalyptic Memories and Subjective Movements: Differentiation by Political Power in Postwar Japan Toshio Ochi The Consummation of the Polity In order to make sense of the organization of postwar Japanese poli...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 129–141.
Published: 01 August 2015
... postcrisis Japan. In what has become a trend toward singular living and solitary existence—sometimes called Japan's “relationless society” ( muen shakai )—those without human or economic capital are put at risk. The precarity of living/dying without a safety net of others is one sociological fact examined in...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 143–155.
Published: 01 August 2015
... make sense of the sacrifices that a nation demands of its subjects. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 violence sacrifice Japan memory representation Listening to the Bones: The Rhythms of Sacrifice in Contemporary Japan Christopher T...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 171–184.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gabriella Lukacs This essay investigates women's photography and its critical reception in recessionary Japan. Drawing on the observation that women's photography centered on portraying relationships, critics—who were predominantly men—interpreted the genre as a project that aimed to reconnect...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 113–127.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Tom Looser For some time now, Japan has been teetering on the point of fundamental, historical transformation. Neoliberalist contractions, natural catastrophes, and the nuclear disaster have contributed to an era of crisis that is local to Japan, while they are also an ongoing bellwether of global...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 63–97.
Published: 01 August 2008
... his first film in Japan after years of imprisonment in Lebanon and Japan. Adachi's career and activities spanned the crucial decades of the 1950s and 1960s, perhaps the most intense period of radical protest in Japan's postwar period. His experimental work constituted a significant intervention in...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 63–77.
Published: 01 August 2015
... recorded on August 14, 1945, and broadcast over the radio waves in Japan and its former colonies on August 15, 1945. In the wake of the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, never had capitalism in Japan experienced such an acute expression of crisis. This essay explores the relationship...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... run by Chinese students in Japan). In many ways it is the most extraordinary of the essays of his Japan period, in that it defends a number of markedly unpopular positions. Lu Xun begins by painting a dark vision of the intellectual and political climes in China at the time of this writing, depicting...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 79–96.
Published: 01 August 2015
...William Marotti Late 1967 witnessed a conjunctural moment in Japan, in which a shift in activist tactics inaugurated a public debate ultimately addressing the legitimacy of force and state violence in support of strategic US objectives, and triggering mass politicization, inaugurating Japan's “1968...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Takushi Odagiri Various elements of the everyday have been suspended, interrogated, and redefined in the estranged experience of the crisis that occurred in Japan shortly after March 2011. This complex transformation of quotidian consciousness gives renewed meaning to Miki Kiyoshi's philosophy of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Tomiko Yoda A much-publicized crime that occurred in 1997, the so-called Tōden OL murder case, has served as a significant node in the discussions on gender, sexuality, and work in postbubble-economy Japan. Critics have pointed to the female victim of the murder as an icon of feminine malaise...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
...—primarily between China and Japan—made this endeavor difficult. The “contemporary” in this context is simultaneously a critical (or postcolonial) modernity that embraces notions of multiculturalism for “rethinking” Asia and a fractured modernity that does not quite manage to be a break from modern East...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 19–21.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Anne Allison; Harry Harootunian; Christopher T. Nelson The essays collected in this dossier focus on the diverse ways that temporalization is rescued, remade, or renounced in the crises and catastrophes that have transformed everyday life in contemporary Japan. As a rhythmanalysis of both crisis...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 37–54.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Sabu Kohso This essay is an attempt to understand what has been happening after Fukushima 3/11 in Japan, in terms of capital's accumulation and sociopolitical formation, from the vantage point of global anticapitalist struggles. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 radiation antinuclear...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 27–44.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Leo T. S. Ching This essay analyzes two Taiwan differences in East Asia—the presence of an indigenous population and its alleged pro-Japan sentiments— and examines how indigeneity and intimacy offer the potential to rethink questions of reconciliation outside of the state-centric model of political...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2018
... generation’s intellectual upbringing that shapes Japan as the most advanced modern power in Asia rather than an archenemy to be defeated. “End of the Day” is examined as a tale that reveals the second postwar generation’s ambivalence toward corrupted politicians that emerged after the collapse of the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2018) 45 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2018
... colonialism historically has factored into the constitution of national identities. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Taiwan Hong Kong People’s Republic of China Japan...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 205–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., and Censor- ship in Japan (2000), Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagina- tion (2006), and Precarious Japan (2013). Arif Dirlik lives in Eugene, Oregon. He most recently held the Rajni Kothari Chair in Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2005) 32 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Marilyn Ivy Duke University Press 2005 In/Comparable Horrors: Total War and the Japanese Thing Marilyn Ivy Perhaps no other national formation has troubled the demands of international comparison as much as Japan, occupying...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 263–265.
Published: 01 August 2008
... relationship of art and radical politics. The immediate context of this fusion of progressive experimental art and political action were the massive protests against the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty in 1960 and after. In time, Adachi left Japan for Lebanon and Palestine, where he worked for the PLO and was...