Japanese Civilization

Japanese Civilization

A Comparative View

Book - 1996
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S. N. Eisenstadt, one of the world's leading social theorists, provides a monumental synthesis of Japanese history, religion, culture, and social organization. Equipped with a thorough command of the literature, Eisenstadt explores the Japanese historical legacy and its impact on the Japanese experience of modernity. Eschewing the polemicism of structuralist or culturalist approaches, he expands his investigative framework to include a keenly systematic, broadly comparative analysis. What emerges is an innovative new construction, focusing on the nonideological character of Japanese civilization as well as its infinite capacity to recreate community through an ongoing past.

Publisher: Chicago and London : The University of Chicago Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9780226195575
0226195570
9780226195582
0226195589
Branch Call Number: 952 Eis
Characteristics: xii, 581 pages ; 24 cm

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