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Apocalypse deferred : Girard and Japan

Author: Jeremiah Alberg
Publisher: Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. ©2017
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The essays in Part I of Apocalypse Deferred are primarily rooted in the events of World War II. The contributors employ mimetic theory to respond to the use of nuclear weapons and the threat of absolute destruction. Essays in Part II cover a wide range of topics in Japanese cultural history from the viewpoint of mimetic theory, ranging from classic and modern Japanese literature to anime. Essays in Part III address  Read more...
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Apocalypse deferred.
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017001228
(OCoLC)962257782
Named Person: René Girard; René Girard
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah Alberg
ISBN: 9780268100186 0268100187
OCLC Number: 974035875
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; APOCALYPSE DEFERRED; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; A Light Shall Appear in the East: An Introduction to This Volume; PART 1. CATASTROPHE, APOCALYPSE, AND JAPAN; 1. The Nuclear Menace-A New Sacrament for Humanity: Catastrophes and Near Misses; 2. World War II and the Victimary Era; 3. Undifferentiation Reconsidered; 4. A Reading of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki- Urakami with Nagai and Girard; PART 2. MIMETIC THEORY AND JAPANESE CULTURE; 5. Girardian Structure and Dionysian Components. 6. The Sacrifice of the Mediator: The Murder on Gifu's Sugou Plateau and Folk Performing Art7. Decadence and Conversion: On the Thought of Ango Sakaguchi; 8. Living in a State of Abandonment: The Anime Vexille's Supplementary Apocalypse; 9. Subculture, Conformity, and Sacrifice: Kamikaze Girls through a Mimetic Lens; PART 3. MIMETIC THEORY AND THEOLOGY; 10. Back to the Future: The Prophetic and the Apocalyptic in Jewish and Christian Settings; 11. Reading the Antichrist Type: Christian Apocalyptic Typology and Girardian Mimesis. 12. The Place of Mimesis and the Apocalyptic: Toward a Topology of the "Far and Near," or Is René Girard a Postmodernist?CONCLUSION; 13. The Drum, the Gaita, and the Desert: Thoughts on How to Approach Conflicts with Mimetic Theory; List of Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremiah L. Alberg.

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The thought of Rene Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic theory has exerted a strong influence on Japanese scholars. In this collection of essays, originating from a Tokyo conference on  Read more...

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