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Precarious Japan (Chronicles of the New World Encounter)


In an era of irregular labor, nagging recession, nuclear contamination, and a shrinking population, Japan is facing precarious times. How the Japanese experience insecurity in their daily and social lives is the subject of Precarious Japan. Tacking between the structural conditions of socioeconomic life and the ways people are making do, or not, Anne Allison chronicles the loss of home affecting many Japanese, not only in the literal sense but also in the figurative sense of not belonging….

Precarious Japan

Pub Date : 2013-11-11 | Author : Anne Allison | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822377245
ISBN 13 : 0822377241

In an era of irregular labor, nagging recession, nuclear contamination, and a shrinking population, Japan is facing precarious times. How the Japanese experience insecurity in thei..


Anthropologies Of Unemployment

Pub Date : 2016-09-14 | Author : Jong Bum Kwon | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781501706684
ISBN 13 : 1501706683

Anthropologies of Unemployment offers accessible, theoretically innovative, and ethnographically rich examinations of unemployment in rural and urban regions across North and South..


3 11

Pub Date : 2013-03-19 | Author : Richard J. Samuels | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801468025
ISBN 13 : 0801468027

On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by the shockwaves of a 9.0 magnitude undersea earthquake originating less than 50 miles off its eastern coastline. The most powerful earthquake ..


The Discovery And Conquest Of Peru

Pub Date : 1999-01-21 | Author : Pedro de Cieza de León | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822382508
ISBN 13 : 0822382504

Dazzled by the sight of the vast treasure of gold and silver being unloaded at Seville’s docks in 1537, a teenaged Pedro de Cieza de León vowed to join the Spanish effort in the..


Fractured Lands

Pub Date : 2017-05-02 | Author : Scott Anderson | Publisher : Anchor

ISBN 10 : 9780525434443
ISBN 13 : 0525434445

From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Ir..


Permitted And Prohibited Desires

Pub Date : 2000-01-14 | Author : Anne Allison | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520923448
ISBN 13 : 9780520923447

This provocative study of gender and sexuality in contemporary Japan investigates elements of Japanese popular culture including erotic comic books, stories of mother-son incest, l..


The Golden Shore

Pub Date : 2016-09-02 | Author : David Helvarg | Publisher : New World Library

ISBN 10 : 9781608684403
ISBN 13 : 1608684407

From the first human settlements to the latest marine explorations, The Golden Shore tells the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California’s coasts and ocean...


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