The Return of the Ainu: Cultural Mobilization and the Practice of Ethnicity in Japan
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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TWO The ethnographic encounter
THREE Analytical framework
nationalism and culture
FOUR The reconstruction of the traditional Ainu society
FIVE The Ainu in prehistoric and historic time
six The integration of the Ainu people and their land
SEVEN Mr Ainu
EIGHT Summary and conclusion
A recent interpretation of the Moshir
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