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Making Japanese citizens : civil society and the mythology of the shimin in postwar Japan

Author: Simon Andrew Avenell
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an history of the activists, intellectuals, and movements that played a crucial role in shaping civil society and civic thought throughout Japan's postwar period. The author traces the  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Andrew Avenell
ISBN: 9780520262706 0520262700 9780520262713 0520262719
OCLC Number: 758468961
Description: 1 v. (XI-356) p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Before the shimin : the dark energy of the people --
Mass society, anpo, and the birth of the shimin --
Beheiren and the Asian Shimin : the fate of conscientious civic activism --
Residents into citizens : the fate of pragmatic civic activism --
Shimin, new civic movements, and the politics of proposal --
The shimin idea and civil society.
Other Titles: Before the shimin : the dark energy of the people.
Mass society, anpo, and the birth of the shimin.
Beheiren and the Asian Shimin : the fate of conscientious civic activism.
Residents into citizens : the fate of pragmatic civic activism.
Shimin, new civic movements, and the politics of proposal.
Shimin idea and civil society.
Responsibility: Simon Andrew Avenell.

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"This book is a much welcome addition, one that forces us to recognize the centrality of historical ideas. It is a must-read for all who want to understand contemporary Japanese society and Read more...

 
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