By Shunsuke Tsurumi
Shunsuke Tsurumi, one among Japan’s such a lot unique modern philosophers, maintains his examine of the highbrow and social heritage of contemporary Japan with this penetrating research of pop culture within the post-war years. jap manga (comics), manzai (dialogues), tv, ads and well known songs are the medium for a revealing exam of the various contradictory forces at paintings underneath the skin of an it appears uniform and common tradition. the writer argues that the iconography of those well known types has deep and demanding implication for the advance of jap nationwide existence within the post-growth years that lie forward.
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A Cultural History of Postwar Japan: 1945-1980 (Routledge Library Editions: Japan) by Shunsuke Tsurumi