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Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists : the violent politics of modern Japan, 1860-1960

Author: Eiko Maruko Siniawer
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2015.
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Violence and democracy may seem fundamentally incompatible, but the two have often been intimately and inextricably linked. In Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists, Eiko Maruko Siniawer argues that  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eiko Maruko Siniawer
ISBN: 9780801456824 0801456827
OCLC Number: 945448091
Description: XI, 270 str.
Contents: IntroductionPolitical Violence in Historiographical PerspectiveViolence, Violence Specialists, and PoliticsViolence and DemocracyApproaches to Comparative HistoryChapter 1. Patriots and Gamblers: Violence and the Formation of the Meiji StateShishi: Assassins, Rebels, PatriotsShishi Legacies in the Early Meiji PeriodBakuto: Outlaws, Robin Hoods, Local LeadersBakuto and the Meiji RestorationBakuto as Political Violence Specialists: The Freedom and People's Rights MovementChapter 2. Violent Democracy: Ruffians and the Birth of Parliamentary PoliticsFrom Activist to Ruffian: Soshi in the 1880sExporting Violence: Nationalist Tairiku Ronin across BordersParliamentary Politics and the Professionalization of SoshiState Violence and the Second General ElectionChapter 3. Institutionalized Ruffianism and a Culture of Political ViolenceThe Jiyuto Ingaidan and Its BossesThe Seiyukai Ingaidan in Party PoliticsCultures of Violence: Yakuza Bosses in Diet PoliticsChapter 4. Fascist Violence: Ideology and Power in Prewar JapanFascist IdeologiesFascist ViolenceThe Nationalist Nexus in the Metropole and BeyondViolence in the Decline of the Political PartiesChapter 5. Democracy Reconstructed: Violence Specialists in the Postwar PeriodThe Decline of Soshi and the Remaking of Ingaidan ViolenceViolence as a Political and Discursive Weapon in Diet Politics"Boryokudan" Redux: Yakuza and the Conservative Nexus1960: The Apogee of Postwar Violence SpecialistsCoda: Political Violence after 1960AfterwordViolence and DemocracyViolence, Fascism, MilitarismViolence Specialists and HistoryA Contemporary Perspective on Violent DemocracyGlossaryNotesBibliographyIndex -- Cornell University Press
Responsibility: Eiko Maruko Siniawer.


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"Gamblers, ruffians, thugs, and yakuza have left a major imprint on contemporary Japanese politics and political style, and Siniawer tells their story well." * Journal of Asian Studies * "In this Read more...

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