Society and the State in Interwar Japan

1st Edition

Elise K. Tipton

Routledge
Published August 28, 1997
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415150699 - CAT# RU15512
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Summary

The social history of Japan between the First and Second World Wars is a neglected area of study. The contributors to this volume consider factors such as nationalism, class, gender and race. They also explore the ideas and activities of a number of new social and political groups, such as the urban white collar class (including middle class working women), socialists, industrial workers and emigrants. The book questions the myth of Japanese homogeneity, and gives an emphasis to the diversity, cross-currents and socio-political tensions that characterised the 1920s and 1930s.

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