Cultural and social division in contemporary Japan : rethinking discourses of inclusion and exclusion / edited by Yoshikazu Shiobara, Kohei Kawabata and Joel Matthews.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. , ©2020
Routledge contemporary Japan series
Routledge contemporary Japan series
vii, 277 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 24 cm.
Social stratification -- Japan.
Social conflict -- Japan.
Culture conflict -- Japan.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Culture conflict.
Social conditions.
Social conflict.
Social stratification.
"Today, as with most advanced capitalist countries, serious social divides occasioned by the impacts of globalization and neoliberalism have destabilized Japanese society. This book explores not only how Japanese society is diversified and unequal, but also how diversity and inequality have caused people to divide into separate realities from which conflict and violence have emerged. It empirically examines the current situation while considering the historical development of exclusionism from the interdisciplinary viewpoints of history, policy studies, cultural studies, sociology, and cultural anthropology. In addition to analyzing the realities of division and exclusionism, the authors propose theoretical alternatives to overcome such cultural and social divides"-- Provided by publisher.
Part 1 : Context and background. Introduction: social division and exclusionism in contemporary Japan / Yoshikazu Shiobara
Inclusion and exclusion in neoliberalizing Japan / Noah McCormack and Kohei Kawabata
Part 2 : Exclusionism and ethnic minorities. Historical structures of exclusion and the colonial Korean (Zainichi) diaspora in modern Japan / Joel Matthews
Ethnic "Korean schools" confront discrimination, hate speech and hate crime: exclusionism from "above and below" in contemporary Japan / Wooki Park-Kim (translation: Joel Matthews)
Backlash: hate speech, Ainu indigenous denial and historical revisionism in post-DRIPS Japan / Mark Winchester
Mobilizing places: beyond the politics of essentialism in the Okinawa anti-base struggle / Shinnosuke Takahashi
Exclusionism targeting international marriage couples and their children / Lawrence Yoshitaka Shimoji and Chiho Ogaya
Expanding exclusion: from undocumented residents into "Imposter" residents / Eriko Suzuki
On the refugee and asylum seeker situation in Japan from the standpoint of social exclusion / Eri Ishikawa (translation: Ariel Acosta)
Part 3 : Exclusionism and social minorities. Exclusionism and the Burakumin: literacy movement, legislative countermeasures and the Sayama incident / Machiko Ishikawa
Heterosexual marriage and childbirth as a "Natural course of life": parenthood as experienced by the generation before the "LGBT boom" / Michiko Sambe (translation: Minata Hara)
The social activism of disabled people in postwar Japan: eugenics, exclusion and discrimination / Kohei Inose
Discrimination of evacuees in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster / Shun Harada
A coalition of radicals and housing first practices in homeless movements? / Teruhiro Yamakita
Part 4 : Theoretical alternatives for overcoming exclusionism. Rethinking the principles of "kyōsei" in Japan: intersections between oldcomers and newcomers / Kohei Kawabata and Naoko Yamamoto
A theoretical perspective for overcoming exclusionism / Yoshikazu Shiobara and Mikako Suzuki.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Shiobara, Yoshikazu, 1973- editor.
Kawabata, Kohei, editor.
Matthews, Joel, editor.
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