Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan

  title={Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan},
  author={Marilyn J. Ivy},
Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact. In this conjoining of ethnography, history and cultural criticism, Marilyn Ivy discloses these anxieties, as she tracks what she calls the vanishing: marginalized events, sites and cultural practices suspended at moments of impending disappearance. Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of… Expand
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