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Things Seen and Unseen : Discourse and Ideology in Tokugawa Nativism - H.D. Harootunian

Things Seen and Unseen

Discourse and Ideology in Tokugawa Nativism

Paperback Published: 1st January 1988
ISBN: 9780226317076
Number Of Pages: 488

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This long-awaited work explores the place of "kokugaku" (rendered here as "nativism") during Japan's Tokugawa period. "Kokugaku," the sense of a distinct and sacred Japanese identity, appeared in the eighteenth century in reaction to the pervasive influence of Chinese culture on Japan. Against this influence, nativists sought a Japanese sense of difference grounded in folk tradition, agricultural values, and ancient Japanese religion. H. D. Harootunian treats nativism as a discourse and shows how it functioned ideologically in Tokugawa Japan.

Acknowledgments Abbreviations Prologue: Historians' Discourse and the Problem of Nativism
Discourse/Ideology: Language/Labor
The Language of Ideology
The Problematic of Discourse
The Ideology of Language
The Origin of Discourse Language and the Question of Form and Content
The Poetry of Things Inventing the Daily Life
The Discourse on Origins
The Politics of Poetics
The Prose of the World
The Chronotope of Collective Time
Routinizing the Ancient Way Religion and the Problem of Routinization Sender and Receiver: Constituting a Subject for Discourse Message: The Work of Worship
Figure and Fulfillment Historical Conjuncture Classifying the Cosmos
The Rhetoric of Place: Shrine and Village Cosmologizing Agriculture: The Origins of Wealth The Worship of Work
Act and Authority Authority for Action Entrustment and Enabling Embodying Habitus Part for Whole
Knowledge, Interest, and the Cultural Order Hermeneutics and History "Learning the Customs of Folk" Poetic Knowledge and Politics
Accomplices of Restoration Figures of Restoration Between Religion and Polity
The Community of Silence Epilogue: Native Knowledge and the Production of a Modern "Japanese Ideology"
Notes Index
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ISBN: 9780226317076
ISBN-10: 0226317072
Series: Discourse and Ideology in Tokugawa Nativism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2

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