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Beyond the metropolis : second cities and modern life in interwar Japan

Author: Louise Young
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
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In Beyond the Metropolis, Louise Young looks at the emergence of urbanism in the interwar period, a global moment when the material and ideological structures that constitute "the city" took their characteristic modern shape. In Japan, as elsewhere, cities became the staging ground for wide ranging social, cultural, economic, and political transformations. The rise of social problems, the formation of a consumer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Young, Louise, 1960-
Beyond the metropolis.
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012040341
(OCoLC)815757574
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Young
ISBN: 9780520955387 0520955382 0520275209 9780520275201
OCLC Number: 829460116
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book."
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 307 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part One: Contexts; Introduction: Urbanism and Japanese modern; 1. World War one and the city idea; Part Two: Geo-power and urban-centrism; 2. The ideology of the metropolis --
3. Colonizing the country; Part Three: Modern times and the city idea; 4. The past in the present --
5. The Cult of the new; Epilogue: Urbanism and twentieth-century Japan; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Responsibility: Louise Young.

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