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Harootunian, Harry D. 1929-

Works: 84 works in 315 publications in 3 languages and 11,077 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: CB427, 915.20325
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Most widely held works about Harry D Harootunian
Most widely held works by Harry D Harootunian
Overcome by modernity : history, culture, and community in interwar Japan by Harry D Harootunian( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the decades between the two World Wars, Japan made a dramatic entry into the modern age, expanding its capital industries and urbanizing so quickly as to rival many long-standing Western industrial societies. How the Japanese made sense of the sudden transformation and the subsequent rise of mass culture is the focus of Harry Harootunian's fascinating inquiry into the problems of modernity. Here he examines the work of a generation of Japanese intellectuals who, like their European counterparts, saw modernity as a spectacle of ceaseless change that uprooted the dominant historical culture from its fixed values and substituted a culture based on fantasy and desire. Harootunian not only explains why the Japanese valued philosophical understandings of these events, often over sociological or empirical explanations, but also locates Japan's experience of modernity within a larger global process marked by both modernism and fascism." "Harootunian shows that Japanese and European intellectuals shared many of the same concerns and also stresses that neither Japan's involvement with fascism nor its late entry into the capitalist, industrial scene should cause historians to view its experience of modernity as an oddity. The author argues that strains of fascism ran throughout most every country in Europe and in many ways resulted from modernizing trends in general. This book, written by a leading scholar of modern Japan, amounts to a major interpretation of the nature of Japan's modernity."--Jacket
History's disquiet : modernity, cultural practice, and the question of everyday life by Harry D Harootunian( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In History's Disquiet, acclaimed historian Harry Harootunian calls attention to the boundaries that compartmentalize the world around us. In one of the first works to explore on equal footing the European and Japanese conceptions of modernity - as imagined in the writings of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, as well as ethnologist Yanagita Kunio and Marxist philosopher Tosaka Jun - Harootunian seeks to expose the problematic nature of scholarly categories. In demystifying these rigid categories, he demonstrates how they can be escaped."--Jacket
Toward restoration; the growth of political consciousness in Tokugawa Japan by Harry D Harootunian( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx after Marx : history and time in the expansion of capitalism by Harry D Harootunian( )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returns to Marx's explanations of capital's origins and development, which followed a trajectory beyond Euro-America, showing how local circumstances, time, and culture intervened to reshape capital's system of production in these regions
Japan in crisis : essays on Taishō democracy by Bernard S Silberman( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West and non-West: new perspectives, an anthology by Vera Micheles Dean( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan in the world by Masao Miyoshi( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of World War II, Japan has determinately remained outside the current of world events and uninvolved in the processes determining global history and politics. In Japan and the World, distinguished scholars, novelists, and intellectuals articulate how Japan-despite unprecedented economic prowess in securing dominance in the world's market-is caught in a complex dependency with the United States. Drawing on critical and postmodernist theory, this timely volume situates this dependency in a broader historical context and assesses Japan's current dealings in international politics
Questions of evidence : proof, practice, and persuasion across the disciplines( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together thirteen major essays by leading scholars and researchers in multiple fields across the sciences and humanities. In addition, each essay is accompanied by a never-before-published critical response and a rejoinder by the author of the original essay
Modern Japanese leadership; transition and change by Conference on Nineteenth Century Japanese Elites( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism and Japan by Masao Miyoshi( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism and Japan is a coherent yet diverse study of the dynamics of postmodernism, as described by Lyotard, Baudrillard, Deleuze, and Guatarri, from the often startling perspective of a society bent on transforming itself into the image of Western "enlightenment" wealth and power. This work provides a unique view of a society in transition and confronting, like its models in the West, the problems induced by the introduction of new forms of knowledge, modes of production, and social relationships
Things seen and unseen : discourse and ideology in Tokugawa nativism by Harry D Harootunian( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning places : the afterlives of area studies( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under globalization, the project of area studies and its relationship to the fields of cultural, ethnic, and gender studies has grown more complex and more in need of the rigorous reexamination that this volume and its distinguished contributors undertake. In the aftermath of World War II, area studies were created in large part to supply information on potential enemies of the United States. The essays in Learning Places argue, however, that the post-Cold War era has seen these programs largely degenerate into little more than public relations firms for the areas they research. A tremendous amount of money flows--particularly within the sphere of East Asian studies, the contributors claim--from foreign agencies and governments to U.S. universities to underwrite courses on their histories and societies. In the process, this volume argues, such funds have gone beyond support to the wholesale subsidization of students in graduate programs, threatening the very integrity of research agendas. Native authority has been elevated to a position of primacy; Asian-born academics are presumed to be definitive commentators in Asian studies, for example. Area studies, the contributors believe, has outlived the original reason for its construction. The essays in this volume examine particular topics such as the development of cultural studies and hyphenated studies (such as African-American, Asian-American, Mexican-American) in the context of the failure of area studies, the corporatization of the contemporary university, the prehistory of postcolonial discourse, and the problematic impact of unformulated political goals on international activism. Learning Places points to the necessity, the difficulty, and the possibility in higher education of breaking free from an entrenched Cold War narrative and making the study of a specific area part of the agenda of education generally. The book will appeal to all whose research has a local component, as well as to those interested in the future course of higher education generally. Contributors. Paul A. Bové, Rey Chow, Bruce Cummings, James A. Fujii, Harry Harootunian, Masao Miyoshi, Tetsuo Najita, Richard H. Okada, Benita Parry, Moss Roberts, Bernard S. Silberman, Stefan Tanaka, Rob Wilson, Sylvia Yanagisako, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Japan after Japan : social and cultural life from the recessionary 1990s to the present( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prolonged downturn in the Japanese economy that began during the recessionary 1990s triggered a complex set of reactions both within Japan and abroad, reshaping not only the country's economy but also its politics, society, and culture. This text explores the transformations since the early 1990s
Uneven moments : reflections on Japan's modern history by Harry D Harootunian( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few scholars have done more than Harry Harootunian to shape the study of modern Japan. Incorporating Marxist critical perspectives on history and theoretically informed insights, his scholarship has been vitally important for the world of Asian studies. Uneven Moments presents a selection of Harootunian's essays on Japan's intellectual and cultural history from the late Tokugawa period to the present that span the many phases of his distinguished career and point to new directions for Japanese studies. Uneven Moments begins with reflections on area studies as an academic field and how we go about studying a region. It then moves into discussions of key topics in modern Japanese history. Harootunian considers Japan's fateful encounter with capitalist modernity and the implications of uneven development, examining the combinations of older practices with new demands that characterized the twentieth century. The book examines the making of modern Japan, the transformations of everyday life, and the collision between the production of forms of cultural expression and new political possibilities. Finally, Harootunian analyzes Japanese political identity and its forms of reckoning with the past. Exploring the shifting relationship among culture, the making of meaning, and politics in rich reflections on Marxism and critical theory, Uneven Moments presents Harootunian's intellectual trajectory and in so doing offers a unique assessment of Japanese history"--
Undercurrents in the Floating World : censorship and Japanese prints by Sarah E Thompson( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empire's new clothes : paradigm lost, and regained by Harry D Harootunian( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Empire and imperialism have returned with a vengeance - not as a set of ideas and practices to be exhumed by the historians, but as paradigms for 21st-century living. Harry Harootunian turns his gaze to signs of the new imperialism in the world - from the United States' occupation of Iraq to supposed terrorist enclaves around the globe." "The arguments being made today for imperialism's historical and contemporary value echo earlier rationales for modernization theory and its conception of "development" during the heyday of the Cold War. Harootunian cuts through the layers to reveal that under the new clothes, it's the same empire."--Jacket
The samurai class during the early years of the Meiji period in Japan, 1868-1882 by Harry D Harootunian( )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindai ni yoru chōkoku : senkanki Nihon no rekishi bunka kyōdōtai by Harry D Harootunian( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marukusu shugi to iu keiken : 1930-40 nendai no Nihon no rekishigaku( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of comparability : possibilities for comparative studies( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Overcome by modernity : history, culture, and community in interwar Japan
History's disquiet : modernity, cultural practice, and the question of everyday lifeToward restoration; the growth of political consciousness in Tokugawa JapanJapan in crisis : essays on Taishō democracyJapan in the worldQuestions of evidence : proof, practice, and persuasion across the disciplinesPostmodernism and JapanThings seen and unseen : discourse and ideology in Tokugawa nativismLearning places : the afterlives of area studies
Alternative Names
Ha leu tu ni eon, Hae li 1929-

Harootunian, H. D.

Harootunian, H. D. 1929-

Harootunian, H. D. (Harry D.)

Harootunian, H. D. (Harry D.), 1929-

Harootunian, Harry

Harootunian, Harry 1929-

Harootunian, Harry D.

Harootunian, Harry D. 1929-

Harry D. Harootunian

Harry D. Harootunian amerikansk historiker född 1929

Harry D. Harootunian historiador estadounidense

Harry D. Harootunian historiador estatunidenc

Harry D. Harootunian historien américain

Harŭt'ŭniŏn, Haeri 1929-

하루투니언, H. D. 1929-

하르투니언, H. D. 1929-

하르투니언, 해리 1929-


ハルトゥーニアン, H.

ハルトゥーニアン, ハリー

ハルトゥーニアン, ハリー・D

ハルトゥーニアン、ハリー・D 1929-

English (226)

Japanese (12)

Turkish (1)