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Forthcoming Japanese Culture & Society Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

    The Influence of Girl Culture

    Edited by Masami Toku

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of...

    To Be Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The British Press and the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910

    Edited by Hirokichi Mutsu

    The Japan-British exhibition in London, 1910 was the most concerted and systematic attempt by Meiji Japan to explain its traditional society and arts, modern industry and empire, to its most important international ally, Great Britain. This is a facsimile edition of the original book compiled and...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature

    Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

    By Fuminobu Murakami

    This book uses texts from classical to modern Japanese literature to examine concepts of 'respect for the strong', as a notion of an evolutionary society, and 'sympathy for the weak', as a notion of a non-violent and changeless egalitarian society. The term strong refers not just to those...

    To Be Published July 7th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years and each successive system of rule has possessed its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what has remained constant through these many upheavals has been the process of negotiation between censor and...

    To Be Published July 7th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Disability in Japan

    By Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Disability and chronic illness represents a special kind of cultural diversity, the "other" to "normal" able-bodiedness. Most studies of disability consider disability in North American or European contexts; and studies of diversity in Japan consider ethnic and cultural diversity, but not the...

    To Be Published August 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

    History and Policy Change

    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what...

    To Be Published August 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition

    By Elise K. Tipton

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments,...

    To Be Published August 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Reconstructing Adult Masculinity

    Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan

    By Emma E. Cook

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the past two decades Japan’s socioeconomic environment has undergone considerable changes prompted by both a long recession and the relaxation of particular labour laws in the 1990s and 2000s. Within this context, “freeters” (young part-time workers aged between fifteen and thirty-four who are...

    To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Japanese Gardens

    Symbolism and Design

    By Seiko Goto, Naka Takahiro

    The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and...

    To Be Published October 6th 2015 by Routledge