9780231190213-0231190212-Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)

Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)

ISBN-13: 9780231190213
ISBN-10: 0231190212
Author: Harootunian, Harry
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231190213
ISBN-10: 0231190212
Author: Harootunian, Harry
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Harootunian, Harry wrote Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture) comprising 384 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231190212 and 9780231190213. Since then Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Few scholars have done more than Harry Harootunian to shape the study of modern Japan. Incorporating Marxist critical perspectives on history and theoretically informed insights, his scholarship has been vitally important for the world of Asian studies. Uneven Moments presents a selection of Harootunian’s essays on Japan’s intellectual and cultural history from the late Tokugawa period to the present that span the many phases of his distinguished career and point to new directions for Japanese studies.

Uneven Moments begins with reflections on area studies as an academic field and how we go about studying a region. It then moves into discussions of key topics in modern Japanese history. Harootunian considers Japan’s fateful encounter with capitalist modernity and the implications of uneven development, examining the combinations of older practices with new demands that characterized the twentieth century. The book examines the making of modern Japan, the transformations of everyday life, and the collision between the production of forms of cultural expression and new political possibilities. Finally, Harootunian analyzes Japanese political identity and its forms of reckoning with the past. Exploring the shifting relationship among culture, the making of meaning, and politics in rich reflections on Marxism and critical theory, Uneven Moments presents Harootunian’s intellectual trajectory and in so doing offers a unique assessment of Japanese history.

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