Sociological studies on nationalism in Japan

  title={Sociological studies on nationalism in Japan},
  author={Shunsuke Tanabe},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={171 - 182}
  • S. Tanabe
  • Published 1 March 2021
  • Sociology
  • International Sociology
Issues regarding nationalism have been increasing since the 1990s on an international scale. This article reviews and summarizes the current state of sociological studies concerning Japanese nationalism and the changes therein, as many sociologists in Japan have focused on nationalism and its related problems. The first half of the article examines historical sociological studies about the emergence and development of nationalism in Japan, which demystify the fictions concerning Japan’s ethnic… 
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