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Vol. 32, 2015

Making and Un-Making Modern Japan

Edited by Ritu Vij (introduction and abstracts)




Making and Un-Making Japanese Modernity: An Introduction
Ritu Vij

Part I
The Vicissitudes of Japanese Modernity

Naturalized Modernity and the Resistance it Evokes: Sociological Theory Meets Murakami Haruki
Carl Cassegard

Ethno-politics in Contemporary Japan: The Mutual-Occlusion of Orientalism and Occidentalism
Kinhide Mushakoji

Part II
Citizenship, Migrants and Welfare in Modern Japan

A Dilemma in Modern Japan? Migrant Workers and the (Self-)Illusion of Homogeneity
Hironori Onuki

Pretended Citizenship: Rewriting the Meaning of Il/legality
Reiko Shindo

What Japan Has Left Behind in the Course of Establishing a Welfare State
Reiko Gotoh




Part III
Risk, Reciprocity, and Ethno-nationalism: Reflections on the Fukushima Disaster

The Failed Nuclear Risk Governance: Reflections on the Boundary between Misfortune and Injustice in the case of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
Hiroyuki Tosa

Ganbarō Nippon: Tabunka Kyōsei and Human (In)Security Post 3–11
Giorgio Shani

Reciprocity: Nuclear Risk and Responsibility
Paul Dumouchel

On Contemporary Philosophy
and Sociology

Civil Religion in Greece: A Study in the Theory of Multiple Modernities
Manussos Marangudakis

Underdetermination and Theory-Ladenness Against Impartiality: A Defence of Value- Free Science and Value-Laden Technology
Nicla Vassallo and M. Cristina Amoretti

The Challenge of Creativity a Diagnosis of our Times
Celso Sánchez Capdequí

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