Bodies of Memory : Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945-1970.

Japan and the United States became close political allies so quickly after the end of World War II, that it seemed as though the two countries had easily forgotten the war they had fought. Here Yoshikuni Igarashi offers a provocative look at how Japanese postwar society struggled to understand its w...

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Author / Creator: Igarashi, Yoshikuni.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2000.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • I. The Bomb, Hirohito, and History: The Foundamental Narrative of Postwar Relations between Japan and United States
  • II. The Age of the Body
  • III. A Nation that Never Is: Cultural Discourse on Japanese Uniqeness
  • IV. Naming the Unnameable
  • V. From the Anti-Security Treaty Movement to the Tokoyo Olympics: Transforming the Body, the Metropolis, and Memory
  • VI. Re-Presenting Trauma in Late-1960s Japan
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index