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Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan. By Marilyn Ivy. University of Chicago Press, xi + pages. Hardback, $; paper, $ Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. BOOK REVIEWS Marilyn Ivy, Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity Phantasm Japan (The University of Chicago Press, ). Discourses of the Vanishing is.

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Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state. Morgan rated it it was amazing Oct phajtasm, I read this for my senior thesis – my advisor was a personal friend of the author, who apparantly is quite a bluegrass afficianado in addition to being a Japanese scholar of some repute.

Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan

For example, this is the first place I ever encountered the word “phantasmatic”, and, if I have any say in the matter, the last. Dick Tinto rated it really liked it Jul 02, To ask other readers questions about Discourses of the Vanishingplease sign up.

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Return to Book Page. At times it felt that Ivy was infatuated with her own vocabulary and had fallen too far down the rabbit hole of Japanese modernity, so to speak.

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Brett Kaufhold rated it liked it May 11, Modernity, Phantasm, JapanMarilyn Ivy. Morgan rated it really liked it Feb 23, Ivy does a fantastic job tracing how the peripheral and particular in Japan have become enshrined as the sites of tradition in contemporary Japan.

The most boring anthropology modenrity I have ever read – correction- the most boring book I’ve ever read in any jspan. She then traces the obsession with the vanishing through a range discousres contemporary reconfigurations: Sbtokyo rated it it was amazing Oct 02, In this provocative conjoining of ethnography, history, and cultural criticism, Marilyn Ivy discloses these anxieties—and the attempts to contain them—as she tracks what she calls the vanishing: Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact.

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Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan by Marilyn Ivy

Why can’t someone write a decent academic book about cultural change that does I read this for my senior thesis – my advisor was a personal friend of the author, who apparantly is quite a bluegrass afficianado in addition to being a Japanese scholar of some repute. Kara rated it really liked it Jan 04, Trivia About Discourses of the Travels of the NationCulture. No trivia or quizzes yet. Be the first to ask a question about Discourses of the Vanishing.

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Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated. Doubled Crimes Gendered Travesties. Preview — If of the Vanishing by Marilyn Ivy.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Christy rated it liked it Aug 17, Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact.

This fascination culminated in the early twentieth-century establishment of Japanese folklore studies and its attempts to record the spectral, sometimes violent, narratives of those margins. Selected pages Jaapan Page.