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Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan : The Rebirth of a Nation - Mari Yamamoto

Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan

The Rebirth of a Nation

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780415335812
Number Of Pages: 304

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"Pacifism and Revolt in Post-War Japan "presents new material on grass roots peace activism and pacifism in two major groups active in the post-World War II peace movement - workers and housewives. Mari Yamamoto contends that the peace movement, which was organized in tandem with other activities to promote democratic, economic and humanitarian issues, served as a popular lever which helped to eliminate feudal remnants that lingered in Japanese society and people's individual attitudes after the war, thereby modernizing the political process and the outlook of the ordinary Japanese. Including extensive primary material such as letters, essays, memoirs and interviews, specialists in Japanese history, peace studies and women's studies especially will appreciate the richness of the text supporting Yamamoto's narrative of how worker and women's political awareness developed under the influence of organizational and ideological interests and contemporary events.

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'Yamamoto's study is an attempt to provide a much- needed broader grassroots view, which moreover includes the important role played by women's groups, to the narrow focus of much work within the field of International Relations.'

- Japanese J of Political Science, Volume 7

Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations, Acronyms and Japanese Group Names List of Tables Introduction
The Peace Movement and Organised Labour
Early Years
The Korean War and the Peace Treaty
The Takano Years
The Labour Movement under Mindo Leadership and the Anpo Toso
Elements in the Peace Activities of Organised Labour
Women's Peace Movement
Prehistory and the Early Post-War Years
The Rise of a Grassroots Peace Movement
Reflection on War and Self Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415335812
ISBN-10: 0415335817
Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanesestudies/Routledgecurzon
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1