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Picturing political space in 1920s and 1930s Japan

Chapter


Abstract


  • Theformationofthemodemnation-stateinvolvestheconstitutionofindividuals asnationalsubjectsandtheformationofnewkindsofgovernance.1Although discoursesofnationalismappeartobebasedonuniversalism, onprinciplesof treatingallcitizensasequivalent, thereareinfactvariousexclusionsbuiltintothe practicesofmodemnation-tates. Suchexclusions, however, have been naturalisedinvarious ways. Womenandmen, the working class and the bourgeoisie, andmembersofethnicgroupsfromoutsidethemainstreamareconstructedas ifferentfromeachother, andthesedifferencesare of tenpresentedasbeingbased onnaturalattributes.Amajorpartofthehistoryofmodempoliticalsystemsin thetwentieth-centuryhasbeentheattemptsbymembersofmarginalisedgroups tohavetheirclaimsforinclusioninthenationalcommunityrecognised, along withtherighttoparticipateinthegovernanceofthenation.GhassanHagerefers tothesetwoaspectsofcitizenshipas'nationalbelonging'(thosewhoarepartof thenationalcommunity)and'governmentalbelonging'(thosewhoareseento havea'natural'roleinthemanagementofthenation).2Inthischapter, Iwill considerhowcontestsovernationalbelongingandgovernmentalbelongingwere reflectedinthevisualcultureofJapaninthe1920sand1930s.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2013). Picturing political space in 1920s and 1930s Japan. In Nation and Nationalism in Japan (pp. 38-54). doi:10.4324/9780203709320-11

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780700716395

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85071811843

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Nation and Nationalism in Japan

Start Page


  • 38

End Page


  • 54

Abstract


  • Theformationofthemodemnation-stateinvolvestheconstitutionofindividuals asnationalsubjectsandtheformationofnewkindsofgovernance.1Although discoursesofnationalismappeartobebasedonuniversalism, onprinciplesof treatingallcitizensasequivalent, thereareinfactvariousexclusionsbuiltintothe practicesofmodemnation-tates. Suchexclusions, however, have been naturalisedinvarious ways. Womenandmen, the working class and the bourgeoisie, andmembersofethnicgroupsfromoutsidethemainstreamareconstructedas ifferentfromeachother, andthesedifferencesare of tenpresentedasbeingbased onnaturalattributes.Amajorpartofthehistoryofmodempoliticalsystemsin thetwentieth-centuryhasbeentheattemptsbymembersofmarginalisedgroups tohavetheirclaimsforinclusioninthenationalcommunityrecognised, along withtherighttoparticipateinthegovernanceofthenation.GhassanHagerefers tothesetwoaspectsofcitizenshipas'nationalbelonging'(thosewhoarepartof thenationalcommunity)and'governmentalbelonging'(thosewhoareseento havea'natural'roleinthemanagementofthenation).2Inthischapter, Iwill considerhowcontestsovernationalbelongingandgovernmentalbelongingwere reflectedinthevisualcultureofJapaninthe1920sand1930s.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2013). Picturing political space in 1920s and 1930s Japan. In Nation and Nationalism in Japan (pp. 38-54). doi:10.4324/9780203709320-11

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780700716395

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85071811843

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Nation and Nationalism in Japan

Start Page


  • 38

End Page


  • 54