The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan

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The Strange Child examines how the Japanese financial crisis of the 1990s gave rise to "the child problem," a powerful discourse of social anxiety that refocused concerns about precarious economic futures and shifting ideologies of national identity onto the young. Andrea Gevurtz Arai's ethnography details the different forms of social and cultural dislocation that erupted in Japan starting in the late 1990s. Arai reveals the effects of shifting educational practices; increased privatization of social services; ...

The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan 2016, Stanford University Press

ISBN-13: 9780804798532

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The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan 2016, Stanford University Press

ISBN-13: 9780804797078

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