Week 3- Japan and the Japanese
Week 3- Japan and the Japanese ANTH 1784
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VVV Japan and the J apaneseweek 3 Japan is always represented as either the past or the future Orientalism Edward Said 0 Geography is a human construction 0 The orient is a European invention 0 The orient has helped define Europe I What WE Europe are is what they the Orientals are not Orientalism A way of coming to term with the orient It is based on a distinction between the orient and the occident A systematic discipline by which the west controls the orient politically economically and aesthetically Stereotypes in Orientalism gt Stereotypes create others that are knowable gt Stereotypes create common sense about the object of interest the peoples whose stereotype is about gt Stereotypes create difference where difference isn t obvious A work is orientalist if It exoticises a culture It offers a homogeneous portrayal It does not explain how a condition has evolved 0 Not historically contextualized It describes a society as isolated Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Japan Nationalism A belief among a people that they share a distinct community with distinct characteristics and the will to maintain that distinctiveness Cultural Nationalism To regenerate national community by creating and maintaining a people s cultural identity when it is felt to be threatened Yoshino analyses the role of businessmen and educates in producing cultural nationalism Nihojinron Social scientific or pseudoscientific theories that aim to theorize the uniqueness of Japanese Culture Characteristics of Nihonjinron O Culturalist explanation 0 Race thinking 0 Language and communicative culture 0 Holistic approach The Functions of Nihonjinron gt Mainitains a sense of historical continuity gt Serves as a source of national honor gt Conclusion Japanese society is not in itself stable but rather it s being stabilized by the Nihonjinron
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