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The Resource Spectacular Accumulation : Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability, Morgan Pitelka

Spectacular Accumulation : Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability, Morgan Pitelka

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Spectacular Accumulation : Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability
Title
Spectacular Accumulation
Title remainder
Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability
Statement of responsibility
Morgan Pitelka
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Spectacular Accumulation, Morgan Pitelka investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in late sixteenth-century Japan, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. The story of Ieyasu illustrates the close ties between people, things, and politics and offers us insight into the role of material culture in the shift from medieval to early modern Japan and in shaping our knowledge of history.This innovative and eloquent history of a transitional age in Japan reframes the relationship between culture and politics. Like the collection of meibutsu, or "famous objects," exchanging hostages, collecting heads, and commanding massive armies were part of a strategy Pitelka calls "spectacular accumulation," which profoundly affected the creation and character of Japan's early modern polity. Pitelka uses the notion of spectacular accumulation to contextualize the acquisition of "art" within a larger complex of practices aimed at establishing governmental authority, demonstrating military dominance, reifying hierarchy, and advertising wealth. He avoids the artificial distinction between cultural history and political history, arguing that the famed cultural efflorescence of these years was not subsidiary to the landscape of political conflict, but constitutive of it. Employing a wide range of thoroughly researched visual and material evidence, including letters, diaries, historical chronicles, and art, Pitelka links the increasing violence of civil and international war to the increasing importance of samurai social rituals and cultural practices. Moving from the Ashikaga palaces of Kyoto to the tea utensil collections of Ieyasu, from the exchange of military hostages to the gift-giving rituals of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Spectacular Accumulation traces Japanese military rulers' power plays over famous artworks as well as objectified human bodies
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DEGRU
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Pitelka, Morgan
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Material culture
  • Samurai
  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan
Target audience
specialized
Label
Spectacular Accumulation : Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability, Morgan Pitelka
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Lordly Sport
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Severed Heads and Salvaged Swords
  • CHAPTER SIX. Apotheosis
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • CHAPTER ONE. Famous Objects
  • CHAPTER TWO. Grand Spectacle
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Politics of Sociability
Control code
on1013947434
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824857363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824857363
Other physical details
40 black & white illustrations
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22573/ctt225vvj0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013947434
Label
Spectacular Accumulation : Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability, Morgan Pitelka
Publication
Copyright
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
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Lordly Sport
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Severed Heads and Salvaged Swords
  • CHAPTER SIX. Apotheosis
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • CHAPTER ONE. Famous Objects
  • CHAPTER TWO. Grand Spectacle
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Politics of Sociability
Control code
on1013947434
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824857363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824857363
Other physical details
40 black & white illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225vvj0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013947434

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