Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan

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The burakumin, Japan's largest minority group, have been the focus of an extensive yet strikingly homogenous body of Japanese language research. The master narrative in much of this work typically links burakumin to premodern occupational groups which engaged in a number of socially polluting tasks like tanning and leatherwork. This master narrative, however, when subjected to close scrutiny, tends to raise more questions than it answers, particularly for the historian. Is there really firm historical continuity between ...

Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan 2011, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824835798

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Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan 2011, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824835781

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