Bodies of Memory
Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945-1970eBook - 2000
Japan and the United States became close political allies so quickly after the end of World War II, that it seemed as though the two countries had easily forgotten the war they had fought. Here Yoshikuni Igarashi offers a provocative look at how Japanese postwar society struggled to understand its war loss and the resulting national trauma, even as forces within the society sought to suppress these memories. Igarashi argues that Japan's nationhood survived the war's destruction in part through a popular culture that expressed memories of loss and devastation more readily than political discour.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations data file,rda