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Exploring Japaneseness on Japanese Enactments of culture and consciousness

Today, the Japanese nation faces an identity crisis as it attempts to contend with the misfortunes endured in the 1990s: a downward economic spiral, a renewed crime wave, political corruption, and the failure of the government to take bold, new steps in response.
Print Book, English, 2002
Ablex Publ, Westport (CO), 2002
XVI, 460 p. 24 cm
9781567505412, 1567505414
IntroductionJapanese Core Cultural ConceptsGuideposts for Exploring Japaneseness by Ray T. DonahueUCHI and SOTO as Cultural and Linguistic Metaphors by Seiichi MakinoJapanese Development: Person and NationThe Sociocultural Discourse of Poetry: Japanese Moral and Personal Development as Reflected in Elementary School Textbooks by Tsutomu YokotaCommunications as Connections Between Different Japanese Realms: K-ots-u and the Case of Children's Illustrated Books by Sylvie Guichard-AnguisJapanese Nation and StateDiscourse and Cultural Attitudes: Japanese Imperial Honorifics and the Open Society by Noriko Akimoto Sugimori and Masako HamadaAisatsu: Ritualized Politeness as Sociopolitical and Economic Management in Japan by Brian J. McVeighThe Great Hanshin Earthquake: The Japanese Response by Eamon McCaffertyThrough the Ideological Filter: Japanese Translations of a Western News Source by Christopher BarnardJapanese Nationalism and Social Minority RelationsDeconstructing the Japanese National Discourse: Laymen's Beliefs and Ideology by Rotem KownerKoreans--A Mistreated Minority in Japan: Hopes and Challenges for Japan's True Internationalization by Soo-im LeeNikkei Brazilians in Japan: The Ideology and Symbolic Context Faced by Children of This New Ethnic Minority by Tomoko SekiguchiJapanese LanguageSources of Emotion in Japanese Comics: Da, Nan(i), and the Rhetoric of Futaku by Senko K. MaynardNarrative as a Reflection of Culture and Consciousness: Developmental Aspects by Masahiko MinamiThe Impact of English on the Japanese Language by Bates L. HofferJapanese RhetoricJapan's Attempted Enactments of Western Debate Practice in the Sixteenth and the Nineteenth Centuries by Roichi OkabeJapanese Identities in Written Communication: Politics and Discourses by Ryuko KubotaFrames in American and Japanese Political Discourse by Hiroko FuroJapanese PragmaticsSpeech Act Realizaton Patterns of Japanese Social Refusal: The Question Strategy by Nagiko Iwata LeeJapaneseness Manifested in Apology Styles by Naomi SugimotoVagueness Is Not Always Polite: Defensive Concession in Japanese Everyday Discourse by Reiko HayashiJapanese Mass Media and Internet CommunicationsJapanese Advertising Discourse: Reconstructing Images by Brian MoeranTV Commercials as Cultural Performance: The Case of Japan by Masayuki NakanishiProjecting Peer Approval in Advertising: Japan versus U.S. Seventeen Magazine by Michael L. MaynardGlobal and Local in Computer-Mediated Communication: A Japanese Newsgroup by Jane W. Yamazaki