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The growth idea : purpose and prosperity in postwar Japan

Author: Scott O'Bryan
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
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Our narratives of postwar Japan have long been cast in terms almost synonymous with the story of rapid economic growth. Scott O’Bryan reinterprets this seemingly familiar history through an innovative exploration, not of the anatomy of growth itself, but of the history of growth as a set of discourses by which Japanese "growth performance" as "economic miracle" came to be articulated. The premise of his work is  Read more...
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O'Bryan, Scott.
Growth idea.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009012187
(OCoLC)297144868
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott O'Bryan
ISBN: 9781441671226 1441671226 9780824837563 0824837568 9780824870621 082487062X
OCLC Number: 663882715
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 261 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The growth idea and early postwar history --
A new mobilization: the redemption of the planning ideal --
The measures that rule --
New economics and an expanding vision of prosperity --
Knowing growth --
Structural ills and growth cures --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Responsibility: Scott O'Bryan.
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Traces the history of growth as an object of social scientific knowledge and as an analytical paradigm that came to govern the terms by which Japanese understood their national purposes and imagined  Read more...

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