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Gordon, Andrew 1952-

Works: 40 works in 174 publications in 4 languages and 8,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: DS881.9, 952
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Most widely held works by Andrew Gordon
A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This innovative new history of Japan highlights the connections between Japanese history and world history in general. 48 halftones. Maps. In this sweeping narrative, Andrew Gordon paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. Gordon takes us from the days of the shogunate-the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family-through the modernizing revolution launched by midlevel samurai in the late nineteenth century, the adoption of Western hairstyles, clothing, and military organization, and the nation's first experiments with mass democracy after World War I. Gordon offers the finest synthesis to date of Japan's passage through militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and the subsequent economic rollercoaster. But the true originality and value of his approach lies in his close attention to the non-elite layers of society. Here we see the influence of outside ideas, products, and culture on home life, labor unions, political parties, gender relations, and popular entertainment. Gordon shows the struggles to define the meaning of Japan's modernization, from villages and urban neighborhoods, to factory floors and middle managers' offices, to the imperial court. Most important, he illuminates the interconnectedness of Japanese developments with world history, demonstrating how Japan's historical passage represents a variation of a process experienced by many nations. Japan forms one part of the interwoven fabric of modern history. As head of the prestigious Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Gordon is one of the foremost American authorities on Japanese society. In this striking book, he brings all his knowledge and deep personal experience to bear, providing the most comprehensive portrait to date of Japan and its place in the wider world
Postwar Japan as history by Andrew Gordon ( )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the endurance of conservative rule. --From publisher's description
Labor and imperial democracy in prewar Japan by Andrew Gordon ( )
20 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evolution of labor relations in Japan : heavy industry, 1853-1955 by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical perspectives on contemporary East Asia ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wages of affluence : labor and management in postwar Japan by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fabricating consumers the sewing machine in modern Japan by Andrew Gordon ( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. Andrew Gordon traces the machine's remarkable journey into and throughout Japan, where it not only transformed manners of dress, but also helped change patterns of daily life, class structure, and the role of women. As he explores the selling, buying, and use of the sewing machine in the early to mid-twentieth century, Gordon finds that its history is a lens through which we can examine the modern transformation of daily life in Japan. Both as a tool of production and as an object of consumer desire, the sewing machine is entwined with the emergence and ascendance of the middle class, of the female consumer, and of the professional home manager as defining elements of Japanese modernity
Public spheres, private lives in modern Japan, 1600-1950 : essays in honor of Albert M. Craig ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ashio riot of 1907 : a social history of mining in Japan by Kazuo Nimura ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rules of the game : Jutland and British naval command by G. A. H Gordon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the Battle of Jutland eighty years ago in May 1916, 250 warships of the two most powerful fleets in the world clashed in an encounter which might potentially have reshaped forever the political map of Europe and the world beyond. In the event, though one in ten of the ships went to the bottom, and 9,000 men died, its consequences were less spectacular. The British Grand Fleet, which lost more ships and many more men than did its German opponent, had already enjoyed most of the strategic advantages of a victorious fleet before the action, and continued to do so afterwards in, if anything, even greater measure. However, the battle became an enduring source of controversy not so much over the outcome but rather over the handling of the much superior British fleet. There had clearly been important failures of communication and command. This book explores those failures, revealing their origin in conflicting styles of command and different understandings of the rules of the game. In fact it digs far deeper than the events of 31st May 1916, and traces the conflict of style back into the heady days of the Victorian Empire, when the Royal Navy was assimilating the advent of mechanization, and forming its future combat doctrine in the artificial conditions of peacetime. Andrew Gordon shows how the gallant admirals of the First World War were taught their trade, and how the doctrinal rifts exposed by Jutland were by no means new. But the significance of his book is far wider than that. By showing how far the Victorian suffocation of Nelsonic values was caused by doctrines and attitudes that tend to arise in times of peace, he identifies issues that may hold eternal relevance to the fighting services
Labor disputes and the emergence of the working class in Japan, 1897-1917 by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Er shi shi ji Riben : cong Dechuan shi dai dao xian dai by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like cattle and horses : nationalism and labor in Shanghai, 1895-1927 by S. A Smith ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploration of the development of national and class identities among Shanghai workers, claiming that nationalism had a greater hold on working-class identity between 1895 and 1927 than class consciousness
Nihonjin ga shiranai Matsuzaka mejā kakumei by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Workers, manager, and bureaucrats in Japan : labor relations in heavy industry, 1853-1945 by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portraits of the Japanese workplace : labor movements, workers, and managers by Makoto Kumazawa ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this groundbreaking volume, one of Japan's most insightful contemporary labor analysts assesses the "light and shadow" of Japanese-style management, explaining why Japanese employees have stood apart from workers in other industrialized countries. Kumazawa brings to life the intense combination of competition and community within Japanese workplaces. He highlights dilemmas facing Japanese labor on the shop floor and in the labor movement. His discussion ranges from the role of women to issues of quality control and self-management. Highly critical of the hierarchical and undemocratic nature of Japanese industry, he offers a sympathetic view from the inside of the difficulties of surviving in the workplaces of contemporary Japan."--BOOK JACKET
Ready-to-wear and ready-to-work : a century of industry and immigrants in Paris and New York by Nancy L Green ( )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nancy L. Green offers a critical and lively look at New York's Seventh Avenue and the Parisian Sentier in this first comparative study of the two historical centers of the women's garment industry. Torn between mass production and ""art,"" this industry is one of the few manufactauring sectors left in the service-centered cities of today. Ready-to-Wear and Ready-to-Work tells the story of urban growth, the politics of labor, and the relationships among the many immigrant groups who have come to work the sewing machines over the last century.Green focuses on issues of fashion an
Dulcinea in the factory : myths, morals, men, and women in Colombia's industrial experiment, 1905-1960 by Ann Farnsworth-Alvear ( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of social control, resistance, and self-perception in the textile industry as the workforce changed from almost all female to almost all male
La evolución de las relaciones laborales en Japón : la industria pesada, 1853-1955 by Andrew Gordon ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postwar Japan as history : Conference : Revised papers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ゴードン, アンドルー
ゴードン、アンドルー 1952-
ゴードンアンドルー, 1952-
English (132)
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