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The Resource Japan's carnival war : mass culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945, Benjamin Uchiyama, (electronic resource)

Japan's carnival war : mass culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945, Benjamin Uchiyama, (electronic resource)

Label
Japan's carnival war : mass culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945
Title
Japan's carnival war
Title remainder
mass culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Uchiyama
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Japan in the Asia-Pacific War years is usually remembered for economic deprivation, political repression, and cultural barrenness. Benjamin Uchiyama argues that although the war created the opportunity for the state to expand its control over society and mass culture, it also fractured Japanese people's sense of identity, spilling out through a cultural framework which is best understood as 'carnival war'. In this cultural history, we are introduced to five symbolic figures: the thrill-seeking reporter, the defiant munitions worker, the tragic soldier, the elusive movie star, and the glamorous youth aviator. Together they represent both the suppression and proliferation of cultural life in wartime Japan and demonstrate that 'carnival war' coexisted with total war to promote consumerist desire versus sacrifice, fantasy versus nightmare, and beauty versus horror. Ultimately, Uchiyama argues, this duality helped mobilize home front support for the war effort.--
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1979-
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Uchiyama, Benjamin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Popular culture
  • War and society
  • Political culture
  • Japan
Label
Japan's carnival war : mass culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945, Benjamin Uchiyama, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316899823
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The reporter -- The munitions worker -- The soldier -- The movie star -- The youth aviator -- Gendering carnival war -- Global echoes of carnival war -- The circus freak next to the policeman
Control code
CR9781316899823
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107186743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090812872
Label
Japan's carnival war : mass culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945, Benjamin Uchiyama, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316899823
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The reporter -- The munitions worker -- The soldier -- The movie star -- The youth aviator -- Gendering carnival war -- Global echoes of carnival war -- The circus freak next to the policeman
Control code
CR9781316899823
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107186743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090812872

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