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ISBN 13: 9780199255184
Total Pages : 316 pages
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Read and Download John Knight book Waiting for Wolves in Japan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWaiting for Wolves in Japan. This book was released on 2003 with total page 316 pages. Book excerpt: A conservationist group has launched a campaign for the reintroduction of the wolf in Japan, arguing that the wolf would be the saviour of upland areas that are suffering from wildlife pestilence.

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ISBN 13: 0295989939
Total Pages : 360 pages
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Read and Download Brett L. Walker book The Lost Wolves of Japan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Lost Wolves of Japan. This book was released on 2009-11-23 with total page 360 pages. Book excerpt: Many Japanese once revered the wolf as Oguchi no Magami, or Large-Mouthed Pure God, but as Japan began its modern transformation wolves lost their otherworldly status and became noxious animals that needed to be killed. By 1905 they had disappeared from the country. In this spirited and absorbing narrative, Brett Walker takes a deep look at the scientific, cultural, and environmental dimensions of wolf extinction in Japan and tracks changing attitudes toward nature through Japan's long history. Grain farmers once worshiped wolves at shrines and left food offerings near their dens, beseeching the elusive canine to protect their crops from the sharp hooves and voracious appetites of wild boars and deer. Talismans and charms adorned with images of wolves protected against fire, disease, and other calamities and brought fertility to agrarian communities and to couples hoping to have children. The Ainu people believed that they were born from the union of a wolflike creature and a goddess. In the eighteenth century, wolves were seen as rabid man-killers in many parts of Japan. Highly ritualized wolf hunts were instigated to cleanse the landscape of what many considered as demons. By the nineteenth century, however, the destruction of wolves had become decidedly unceremonious, as seen on the island of Hokkaido. Through poisoning, hired hunters, and a bounty system, one of the archipelago's largest carnivores was systematically erased. The story of wolf extinction exposes the underside of Japan's modernization. Certain wolf scientists still camp out in Japan to listen for any trace of the elusive canines. The quiet they experience reminds us of the profound silence that awaits all humanity when, as the Japanese priest Kenko taught almost seven centuries ago, we "look on fellow sentient creatures without feeling compassion."

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ISBN 13: 9004213732
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Read and Download Yun Hui Tsu book Perspectives on Social Memory in Japan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPerspectives on Social Memory in Japan. This book was released on 2021-12-28 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: This collection of essays represents the first interdisciplinary study in English to consider social memory in Japan across a wide range of issues and phenomena. The volume examines a variety of memorialization subjects, including music and poetry, artefacts and tools, oral testimonies and written documents, ritual and ceremonies as well as art and artists.

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ISBN 13: 1684174686
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Read and Download Gregory Golley book When Our Eyes No Longer See in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhen Our Eyes No Longer See. This book was released on 2020-03-23 with total page 420 pages. Book excerpt: "As industrial and scientific developments in early-twentieth-century Japan transformed the meaning of “objective observation,” modern writers and poets struggled to capture what they had come to see as an evolving network of invisible relations joining people to the larger material universe. For these artists, literary modernism was a crisis of perception before it was a crisis of representation. When Our Eyes No Longer See portrays an extraordinary moment in the history of this perceptual crisis and in Japanese literature during the 1920s and 1930s.The displacement in science of “positivist” notions of observation by a “realist” model of knowledge provided endless inspiration for Japanese writers. Gregory Golley turns a critical eye to the ideological and ecological incarnations of scientific realism in several modernist works: the photographic obsessions of Tanizaki Jun’ichiro’s Naomi, the disjunctive portraits of the imperial economy in Yokomitsu Riichi’s Shanghai, the tender depictions of astrophysical phenomena and human–wildlife relations in the children’s stories of Miyazawa Kenji.Attending closely to the political and ethical consequences of this realist turn, this study focuses on the common struggle of science and art to reclaim the invisible as an object of representation and belief."

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ISBN 13: 1786831031
Total Pages : 296 pages
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Read and Download book Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWerewolves, Wolves and the Gothic. This book was released on 2017-09-15 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: Wolves lope across Gothic imagination. Signs of a pure animality opposed to humanity, in the figure of the werewolf they become liminal creatures that move between the human and the animal. Werewolves function as a site for exploring complex anxieties of difference – of gender, class, race, space, nation or sexuality – but the imaginative and ideological uses of wolves also reflect back on the lives of material animals, long persecuted in their declining habitats across the world. Werewolves therefore raise unsettling questions about the intersection of the real and the imaginary, the instability of human identities and the worldliness and political weight of the Gothic. This is the first volume concerned with the appearance of werewolves and wolves in literary and cultural texts from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Drawing on representations of werewolves and wolves in literature, film, television and visual culture, the essays investigate the key texts of the lycanthropic canon alongside lesser-known works from the 1890s to the present. The result is an innovative study that is both theoretically aware and historically nuanced, featuring an international list of established and emerging scholars based in Britain, Europe, North America and Australia.

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ISBN 13: 1785334638
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Read and Download Catherine M. Hill book Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnderstanding Conflicts about Wildlife. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: Conflicts about wildlife are usually portrayed and understood as resulting from the negative impacts of wildlife on human livelihoods or property. However, a greater depth of analysis reveals that many instances of human-wildlife conflict are often better understood as people-people conflict, wherein there is a clash of values between different human groups. Understanding Conflicts About Wildlife unites academics and practitioners from across the globe to develop a holistic view of these interactions. It considers the political and social dimensions of ‘human-wildlife conflicts’ alongside effective methodological approaches, and will be of value to academics, conservationists and policy makers.

Download Jackals, Golden Wolves, and Honey Badgers PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000777812
Total Pages : 283 pages
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Read and Download Keith Somerville book Jackals, Golden Wolves, and Honey Badgers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJackals, Golden Wolves, and Honey Badgers. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 283 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores the fascinating and complex lives of the honey badger, the African jackals (black-backed and side-striped), African golden wolves, and Eurasian golden jackals. In recent years, interest in these creatures has grown exponentially, through wildlife documentaries and media clips showing the aggressive, fearless, and tenacious behaviour of the honey badger, with jackals often presented in a supporting role. Written by renowned journalist and educator Keith Somerville, this accessible volume includes historical narratives, folklore, and contemporary accounts of human–wildlife relationships and conflicts. It traces the evolution of the species; their foraging and diet; the development of their relationships with humans; and their commensal, kleptocratic, and symbiotic relationships with other carnivores, raptors and birds. It also charts the recent expansion in European jackal numbers and ranges, now including as far west as the Netherlands and as far north as Finland. Blending historical observations by non-scientists, colonial officials, administrators, and early conservationists with contemporary scientific accounts, it presents a new multidisciplinary approach that will interest researchers, scientists, and students in wildlife conservation, human–wildlife relations, zoology, biology, and environmental science.

Download The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History PDF

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ISBN 13: 0190673486
Total Pages : 801 pages
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Read and Download Andrew C. Isenberg book The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Oxford Handbook of Environmental History. This book was released on 2017-02-14 with total page 801 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores the methodology of environmental history, with an emphasis on the field's interaction with other historiographies such as consumerism, borderlands, and gender. It examines the problem of environmental context, specifically the problem and perception of environmental determinism, by focusing on climate, disease, fauna, and regional environments. It also considers the changing understanding of scientific knowledge.

Download Japanese Culture Through Videogames PDF

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ISBN 13: 0429655940
Total Pages : 294 pages
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Read and Download Rachael Hutchinson book Japanese Culture Through Videogames in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJapanese Culture Through Videogames. This book was released on 2019-05-28 with total page 294 pages. Book excerpt: Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analyzed together to understand videogames as a dynamic mode of artistic expression. Well-known titles such as Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter and Katamari Damacy are evaluated in detail, showing how ideology and critique are conveyed through game narrative and character design as well as user interface, cabinet art, and peripherals. This book also considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers, and how Japanese designers have used the medium to express ideas about home and nation, nuclear energy, war and historical memory, social breakdown and bioethics. Placing each title in its historical context, Hutchinson ultimately shows that videogames are a relatively recent but significant site where cultural identity is played out in modern Japan. Comparing Japanese videogames with their American counterparts, as well as other media forms, such as film, manga and anime, Japanese Culture Through Videogames will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, as well as Game Studies, Media Studies and Japanese Studies more generally.

Download The Oxford Handbook of Religious Space PDF

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ISBN 13: 0190874988
Total Pages : 617 pages
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Download Japan in the 21st Century PDF

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ISBN 13: 0813137772
Total Pages : 416 pages
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Read and Download Pradyumna P. Karan book Japan in the 21st Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJapan in the 21st Century. This book was released on 2005-02-18 with total page 416 pages. Book excerpt: The ancient civilization of Japan, with its Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, is also closely associated with all that is new and modern. Looking outward, Japan sees what it has become since Hiroshima: the world's second-largest economy, a source of fury and wonder, a power without arms. Looking inward, Japan sees old ways shaken and new ones developing at a hectic pace. Japan in the Twenty-first Century offers compelling insights into the current realities of the country and investigates the crucial political, economic, demographic, and environmental challenges that face the nation. A combination of text, maps, and photographs provides an essential understanding of Japan's geography, cultural heritage, demography, economic and political development, and of many other important issues. Pradyumna P. Karan explores the obstacles and opportunities that will shape Japan and affect the world community in the coming years. He highlights strategies and policies that will facilitate economic and political change and stimulate the development of effective institutions for long-term, sustainable prosperity and economic vitality. Unique field reports drawn from direct observations of events and places in Japan illuminate Japanese traditions and sensibilities. The first full-length English-language textbook on Japan's geography, culture, politics, and economy to appear in nearly four decades, Japan in the Twenty-first Century will be a vital resource for researchers, academics, general readers, and students of Japan. Pradyumna P. Karan, professor of geography and Japan studies at the University of Kentucky, is the author or editor of numerous books on Asian geography and culture, including The Japanese City and Japan in the Bluegrass.

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ISBN 13: 1317245342
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download David Chiavacci book Social Inequality in Post-Growth Japan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSocial Inequality in Post-Growth Japan. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: In recent decades Japan has changed from a strongly growing, economically successful nation regarded as prime example of social equality and inclusion, to a nation with a stagnating economy, a shrinking population and a very high proportion of elderly people. Within this, new forms of inequality are emerging and deepening, and a new model of Japan as 'gap society' (kakusa shakai) has become common-sense. These new forms of inequality are complex, are caused in different ways by a variety of factors, and require deep-seated reforms in order to remedy them. This book provides a comprehensive overview of inequality in contemporary Japan. It examines inequality in labour and employment, in welfare and family, in education and social mobility, in the urban-rural divide, and concerning immigration, ethnic minorities and gender. The book also considers the widespread anxiety effect of the fear of inequality; and discusses how far these developments in Japan represent a new form of social problem for the wider world.

Download Japan’s New Ruralities PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000032981
Total Pages : 312 pages
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Read and Download Wolfram Manzenreiter book Japan’s New Ruralities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJapan’s New Ruralities. This book was released on 2020-02-07 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: Seeking to challenge negative perceptions within Japanese media and politics on the future of the countryside, the contributors to this book present a counterargument to the inevitable demise of rural society. Contrary to the dominant argument, which holds outmigration and demographic hyper-aging as primarily responsible for rural decline, this book highlights the spatial dimension of power differences behind uneven development in contemporary Japan. Including many fi eldwork-based case studies, the chapters discuss topics such as corporate farming, local energy systems and public healthcare, examining the constraints and possibilities of rural self-determination under the centripetal impact of forces located both in and outside of the country. Focusing on asymmetries of power to explore regional autonomy and heteronomy, it also examines "peripheralization" and the "global countryside," two recent theoretical contributions to the fi eld, as a common framework. Japan’s New Ruralities addresses the complexity of rural decline in the context of debates on globalization and power differences. As such, it will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, human geography and politics, as well as Japanese Studies.

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ISBN 13: 1782380760
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Carolin Funck book Japanese Tourism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJapanese Tourism. This book was released on 2013-11-30 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: The changing patterns of Japanese tourism and the views of the Japanese tourist since the Meiji Restoration, in 1868, are given an in-depth historical, geographical, economic and social analysis in this book. As well as providing a case study for the purpose of investigating the changing face of global tourism from the 19th to the 21st Century, this account of Japanese tourism explores both domestic social relations and international geographical, political and economic relations, especially in the northeast Asian context. Socio-cultural and geographical analysis form the research framework for the book, in three ways: first, there is an emphasis on scale as tourism phenomena and their implications are discussed both in a global context and at the national, regional and local levels; second, the discussion is informed by primary data sources such as censuses and surveys; and third, the incorporation of fieldwork and case studies adds concreteness to the overall picture of Japanese tourism. This book is a significant addition to an area of study currently under-represented in the literature.

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ISBN 13: 1134830017
Total Pages : 514 pages
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Read and Download Hiroko Takeda book Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRoutledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan. This book was released on 2020-09-21 with total page 514 pages. Book excerpt: The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan presents a synthesized, interdisciplinary study of contemporary Japan based on up-to-date theoretical models designed to provide readers with a comprehensive and full understanding of the dynamics of contemporary Japan. In order to achieve this, the Handbook is organized into two parts. Part I, ‘Foundations’, clarifies the state of contemporary Japan topic by topic by referring to the latest theoretical developments in the relevant disciplinary fields of politics, international relations, economy, society, culture and the personal. Part II, ‘Issues’, then offers a series of concrete analyses building upon the theoretical discussions introduced in Part I to help undergraduate and postgraduate students learn how to conduct independent analysis. Locating Japan in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, this Handbook is an essential resource for students and scholars interested in Japanese studies, Asian studies and global studies.

Download Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society PDF

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ISBN 13: 0791487245
Total Pages : 257 pages
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Read and Download John W. Traphagan book Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDemographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society. This book was released on 2003-01-30 with total page 257 pages. Book excerpt: A demographic and ethnographic exploration of how the aging Japanese society is affecting the family. Incorporating qualitative and quantitative data and research methods from both demography and social anthropology, this book explores demographic trends in contemporary Japan's rapidly aging society. The contributors describe and analyze trends by addressing the ways in which demographic change is experienced in the context of family. The book considers the social effects, welfare issues, and private and public responses to demographic change and how this change has influenced the experiences of family caregivers and the elderly themselves. It offers both a specific regional contribution to the emerging field of demographic anthropology and an anthropological contribution to cross-disciplinary research on aging. “There is a lot that can be gleaned from this volume about changing patterns of Japanese kinship and concepts of welfare and morality.” — Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "This important intellectual contribution is an effort to integrate those fields that are often artificially separated in academia. This book is interesting, novel, and timely." — Akiko Hashimoto, author of The Gift of Generations: Japanese and American Perspectives on Aging and the Social Contract Contributors include Naomi Brown, Brenda Robb Jenike, Toshiko Kaneda, Satsuki Kawano, John Knight, C. Scott Littleton, Susan Orpett Long, James M. Raymo, Leng Leng Thang, Christopher S. Thompson, and John W. Traphagan.

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ISBN 13: 1135786119
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Read and Download Yoshiaki Nishida book Farmers and Village Life in Japan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFarmers and Village Life in Japan. This book was released on 2003-12-08 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: Rural Japan during the twentieth century has been portrayed as a vast reservoir of conservatism in much of the literature on Japan's modern development, and Japanese agriculture since the 1960s has been treated as an artificial creation sustained only by protectionism of the worst sort. This book presents a range of original, in-depth work, including work by Japanese scholars, that seeks to move beyond such stereotypes to reveal the diversity and complexities of rural life in Japan from 1900 to the present.