By Shunsuke Tsurumi
Shunsuke Tsurumi, one in every of Japan’s so much extraordinary modern philosophers, keeps his learn of the highbrow and social background of recent 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 numerous contradictory forces at paintings underneath the skin of an it sounds as if uniform and common tradition. the writer argues that the iconography of those well known kinds has deep and demanding implication for the advance of eastern nationwide lifestyles 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