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Other editions – View all Discourses of the Vanishing: At times it felt that Japxn was infatuated with her own vocabulary and had fallen too far down the rabbit hole of Japanese modernity, so to speak. Would not recommended to anyone who isn’t an anthropologist. Paperbackpages.

The Distance between Speech and Writing. Leia Carolyn rated it it was amazing Nov 12, One can never have too much demystification, and Ivy manages it with nuance and grace, noting the phantasms but also noting that phantasm is not pure fiction.

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I read this for my senior thesis – my advisor was a personal friend of the author, who apparantly is quite a bluegrass afficianado in addition to being a Japanese scholar of some repute. Civilization and Its Remainders.

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Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state. Cameron rated it really liked it Jan 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact.

Doubled Crimes Gendered Mapan. Theatrical Crossings Capitalist Dreams. Afterwords on Repetition and Redemption. References to this book The Perception of the Environment: Be the first to ask a question about Discourses discoursex the Vanishing. This fascination culminated in the early twentieth-century establishment of Japanese folklore studies and its attempts to record the spectral, sometimes violent, narratives of those margins.

Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan

May 27, Doug Schrashun rated it really liked it. Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state. Mary rated it it was ok Aug 16, Lists with This Book. She then traces the obsession with the vanishing through a range of contemporary reconfigurations: Discourses of the Vanishing: Christy rated it liked it Aug 17, Ivy does a fantastic job tracing how duscourses peripheral and particular in Japan have become enshrined as the sites of tradition in contemporary Japan.

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But to have to do that almost feels like a failing of the author. Discourses of the Vanishing: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Reminders of the Archaic.

Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan by Marilyn Ivy

This fascination culminated in the early twentieth-century establishment of Japanese folklore studies and its attempts to record the spectral, sometimes violent, narratives of those margins. Thanks for telling us about the problem. LowBudget Kabuki and Its Promises. Japan today is haunted phatasm the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated.

To ask other readers questions about Discourses of the Vanishingplease sign up. May 03, Chelsea Szendi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Modernity, Phantasm, UapanMarilyn Ivy.

Dean Rollo rated it liked it Feb 10, Modernity, Phantasm, Japan by Marilyn Ivy.