- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism gives readers a critical survey of the latest theories and debates and provides a glimpse of the issues that will shape their future. Its three sections guide the reader through the theoretical approaches to this field of study, its major themes – from modernity to memory, migration and genocide – and the diversity of nationalisms found around the globe. The overall aim of this Handbook is to relate theories and debates within and across a range of disciplines, illuminate themes and issues of central importance in both historical and contemporary contexts, and show how nationalism has impacted upon and interacted with other political and social forms and forces. This book will provide a much-needed resource for scholars in international relations, political science, social theory, and sociology.
Chapter 40: Nation and Nationalism in Contemporary Japan
Nation and Nationalism in Contemporary Japan
The Japanese term for nation, kuni, denotes three different levels of community. At the most local level, kuni refers to the villages or towns from which one's family originated. For many contemporary metropolitan dwellers, their respective kuni refers ...