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The Resource The victim as hero : ideologies of peace and national identity in postwar Japan, James J. Orr

The victim as hero : ideologies of peace and national identity in postwar Japan, James J. Orr

Label
The victim as hero : ideologies of peace and national identity in postwar Japan
Title
The victim as hero
Title remainder
ideologies of peace and national identity in postwar Japan
Statement of responsibility
James J. Orr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first systematic, historical inquiry into the emergence of "victim consciousness" (higaisha ishiki) as an essential component of Japanese pacifist national identity after World War II. In his meticulously crafted narrative and analysis, the author reveals how postwar Japanese elites and American occupying authorities collaborated to structure the parameters of remembrance of the war, including the notion that the emperor and his people had been betrayed and duped by militarists. He goes on to explain the Japanese reliance on victim consciousness through a discussion of the ban-the-bomb movement of the mid-1950s, which raised the prominence of Hiroshima as an archetype of war victimhood and brought about the selective focus on Japanese war victimhood; the political strategies of three self-defined war victim groups (A-bomb victims, repatriates, and dispossessed landlords) to gain state compensation and hence valorization of their war victim experiences; shifting textbook narratives that reflected contemporary attitudes and structured future generations' understanding of the war; and three classic antiwar novels and films that contributed to the shaping of a "sentimental humanism" that continues to leave a strong imprint on the collective Japanese conscience
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, James Joseph
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945)
  • Bombardment of Nagasaki-shi (Japan : 1945)
  • Atomic bomb victims
  • Atomic bomb victims
  • Atomic bomb
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
  • Japan
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb victims
  • Intellectual life
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Victimologie
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Pacifisme
Label
The victim as hero : ideologies of peace and national identity in postwar Japan, James J. Orr
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victims, victimizers, and mythology -- Leaders and victims: personal war responsibility during the occupation -- Hiroshima and Yuiitsu no hibakukoku: atomic victimhood in the antinuclear peace movement -- Educating a peace-loving people: narratives of war in postwar textbooks -- "Sentimental humanism": the victim in novels and film -- Compensating victims: the politics of victimhood -- Beyond postwar
Control code
ocn875895360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865153
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824865153
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nvtd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895360
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The victim as hero : ideologies of peace and national identity in postwar Japan, James J. Orr
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-256) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victims, victimizers, and mythology -- Leaders and victims: personal war responsibility during the occupation -- Hiroshima and Yuiitsu no hibakukoku: atomic victimhood in the antinuclear peace movement -- Educating a peace-loving people: narratives of war in postwar textbooks -- "Sentimental humanism": the victim in novels and film -- Compensating victims: the politics of victimhood -- Beyond postwar
Control code
ocn875895360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865153
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824865153
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nvtd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895360
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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