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The Resource Japan in print : information and nation in the early modern period, Mary Elizabeth Berry

Japan in print : information and nation in the early modern period, Mary Elizabeth Berry

Label
Japan in print : information and nation in the early modern period
Title
Japan in print
Title remainder
information and nation in the early modern period
Statement of responsibility
Mary Elizabeth Berry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A quiet revolution in knowledge separated the early modern period in Japan from all previous time. After 1600, self-appointed investigators used the model of the land and cartographic surveys of the newly unified state to observe and order subjects such as agronomy, medicine, gastronomy, commerce, travel, and entertainment. They subsequently circulated their findings through a variety of commercially printed texts: maps, gazetteers, family encyclopedias, urban directories, travel guides, official personnel rosters, and instruction manuals for everything from farming to lovemaking. In this original and gracefully written book, Mary Elizabeth Berry considers the social processes that drove the information explosion of the 1600s. Inviting readers to examine the contours and meanings of this transformation, Berry provides a fascinating account of the conversion of the public from an object of state surveillance into a subject of self-knowledge. Japan in Print shows how, as investigators collected and disseminated richly diverse data, they came to presume in their audience a standard of cultural literacy that changed anonymous consumers into an "us" bound by common frames of reference. This shared space of knowledge made society visible to itself and in the process subverted notions of status hierarchy. Berry demonstrates that the new public texts projected a national collectivity characterized by universal access to markets, mobility, sociability, and self-fashioning
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Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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1947-
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Berry, Mary Elizabeth
Dewey number
686.209520909032
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asia--local studies/global themes
Series volume
12
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  • Printing
  • Printing
Label
Japan in print : information and nation in the early modern period, Mary Elizabeth Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. A Traveling Clerk Goes to the Bookstores -- 2. The Library of Public Information -- 3. Maps Are Strange -- 4. Blood Right and Merit -- 5. The Freedom of the City -- 6. Cultural Custody, Cultural Literacy -- 7. Nation
Control code
FIEb16685076
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
!st paperback printing.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780520254176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317122504
Label
Japan in print : information and nation in the early modern period, Mary Elizabeth Berry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. A Traveling Clerk Goes to the Bookstores -- 2. The Library of Public Information -- 3. Maps Are Strange -- 4. Blood Right and Merit -- 5. The Freedom of the City -- 6. Cultural Custody, Cultural Literacy -- 7. Nation
Control code
FIEb16685076
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
!st paperback printing.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780520254176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317122504

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