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Maya rated it it was amazing Sep 18, Ivy does a fantastic job tracing how the peripheral and particular in Japan have become enshrined as the sites of tradition in contemporary Japan. Why can’t someone write a decent academic book about cultural change that doesn’t read like an unitelligible glossary discouraes made up words? Lists with This Book.

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Selected pages Title Page. Shin Yu rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Mary rated it it was ok Aug 16, Tracey Duncan rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Why can’t someone write a decent academic book about cultural change that does I read this for my senior thesis – my advisor was a personal friend of the author, who apparantly is quite a bluegrass afficianado in addition to being a Japanese scholar of some repute.

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Shawna rated it really liked it Jan 08, Dec 30, Chris Feldman rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated.

The book itself is a pretty perfect case of an academic text: Paperbackpages. Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated. At times it felt that Ivy was infatuated with her own vocabulary and had fallen too far down the rabbit hole of Japanese modernity, so to speak. Trivia About Discourses of the Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Tomo rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Reminders of the Archaic. Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state.

Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan by Marilyn Ivy

Ghosts in the Machine. Jun 05, Katie rated it did not like it. In this provocative conjoining of ethnography, history, and cultural criticism, Marilyn Ivy discloses vanisihng anxieties—and the attempts to contain them—as she tracks what she calls the vanishing: