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History's Disquiet

Modernity, Cultural Practice, and the Question of Everyday Life

History's Disquiet( )
Author: Harootunian, Harry
Series title:The Wellek Library Lectures
ISBN:978-0-231-11794-4
Publication Date:Jun 2000
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $90.00
Book Description:

America's preeminent intellectual historian of modern Japan inaugurates a challenging debate on the arbitrary cultural divisions of our world, and in the process sheds light on the troubling academic enterprise called "area studies." This is one of the first works to explore on equal footing the European and Japanese conceptions of modernity—as imagined in the writings of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, as well as ethnologist Yanagita Kunio and Marxist philosopher Tosaka Jun.

Book Details
Pages:200
Detailed Subjects: History / Modern / 20Th Century
History / Historiography
Social Science / Regional Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.438 x 6.123 x 0.702 Inches
Book Weight:0.959 Pounds



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