Download e-book for iPad: Living with the bomb: American and Japanese cultural by Laura E., Selden, Mark Hein

By Laura E., Selden, Mark Hein

New replica. speedy transport. may be shipped from US.

Show description

Read Online or Download Living with the bomb: American and Japanese cultural conflicts in the Nuclear Age PDF

Similar cultural books

Transcendent Individual: Towards a Literary and Liberal by Nigel Rapport PDF

Transcendent person argues for a reappraisal of where of the person in anthropolgical thought and ethnographic writing. A wealth of voices illustrate and tell the textual content, exhibiting ways that members creatively 'write', narrate and animate cultural and social existence. this can be an anthropology imbued with a liberal morality that is prepared to make price decisions over and opposed to tradition in favour of individuality.

New PDF release: The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and

Thoughts that evoke the actual information of contact, scent, and physically presence could be important hyperlinks to domestic for individuals residing in diaspora from their tradition of foundation. How can filmmakers operating among cultures use cinema, a visible medium, to transmit that actual feel of position and tradition? within the epidermis of the movie Laura U.

Download PDF by Jean L. Cohen: Civil Society and Political Theory

During this significant contribution to modern political concept, Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato argue that the concept that of civil society articulates a contested terrain within the West which can turn into a chief locus for the growth of democracy and rights.

Extra info for Living with the bomb: American and Japanese cultural conflicts in the Nuclear Age

Example text

Some, such as Sodei Rinjiro's Japanese-American atomic bomb victims, have difficulty finding a place for themselves within either nation's official story. " highlights their dilemma whether read from the perspective of Japan or the United States. Neither the American government's adamantine defense of the bombings nor the Japanese criticism of them as "contrary to civilization and humanity" can capture what Jay Winter has called "the vigorous and stubbornly visible incompatibilities" of history.

The atomic blasts have never been an easy subject for Japanese nationalists, however. Emphasis on the immense power of atomic weaponry underlines wartime Japan's technical inferiority and thus the stupidity of Japan's leaders in provoking war. Here the contrast with Nazi Germany is fruitful. Where postwar German leaders could simply distance themselves from the Nazi era, the continued political role of the emperor and of many other prewar officials precluded such options for Japanese leaders. At the same time, because Japan was defeated and its wartime military elite and colonial pretensions discredited (with the important exception of the emperor), two powerful and contradictory Japanese narratives of the war and the Japanese wartime state have been sustained since 1945: nationalist celebration and pacifist critique.

Although most Americans preferred a Jim Crow army and few questioned interning all Japanese-Americans on the West Coast in the 1940s, racial integration of the military subsequently became widely accepted. Critics of the Enola Gay exhibit demanded that all references to segregated practices be deleted.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 15 votes