This book challenges the conventional view of Japanese society as being monocultural and homogenous. Unique for its historical breadth and interdisciplinary orientation, this study extends from the prehistoric phase to the present. It challenges the notion that Japan’s monoculture is being challenged only because of internationalism, arguing that cultural diversity has always existed in Japan. It is a provocative discussion of identity politics around the question of “Japaneseness”.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date Published: 1996
Book Condition: A good ex-library hardcover with minor edge wear to boards, texta marks to edge block and contents page, in a good dust Jacket showing some marks and edge wear.