By John Clammer
The query of ‘postmodernity’ that has swept Western educational and highbrow circles increases severe comparative questions. Do societies that experience no longer skilled an analogous old improvement because the West go unavoidably via modernity into postmodernity, or can they bypass such phases altogether? Japan, the one non-Western society to boost independently a fully-fledged capitalist-industrialist economic system, poses such basic inquiries to social concept. Is Japan actually ‘unique’ and as such is it a society which escapes the internet of traditional sociological abstractions? The ebook questions how targeted jap society particularly is, the restrictions of Western social thought in greedy the fullness of this dynamic and a fancy Asian society, and inquires as to how Japan in flip may well communicate to social concept and deepen and develop the rules on which social conception makes an attempt to discover and categorize the social and cultural worlds.
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Difference and Modernity: Social Theory and Contemporary Japanese Society (Routledge Library Editions: Japan) by John Clammer