The Return of the Ainu: Cultural Mobilization and the Practice of Ethnicity in Japan

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Psychology Press, 1993 - 221 pages
This study discusses cultural change among the Ainu, Japan's indigenous people. By focusing on the strategies in response to change, the author shows the interaction between the Ainu, the larger society and the State. The policy of assimilation has not been successful, rather there has been a resurgence amongst the Ainu. This challenges the pre-established social and cultural context of Japanese society.
 

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Contents

TWO The ethnographic encounter
12
THREE Analytical framework
26
nationalism and culture
35
FOUR The reconstruction of the traditional Ainu society
50
FIVE The Ainu in prehistoric and historic time
84
six The integration of the Ainu people and their land
116
SEVEN Mr Ainu
144
EIGHT Summary and conclusion
181
A recent interpretation of the Moshir
191
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