Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japan

Established and Emerging Repertoires

ISBN: 978-1-4419-1503-0 (Print) 978-1-4419-1504-7 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Introductory section

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      Introduction

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      Pages 21-40

      Civil Society in Japan: Democracy, Voluntary Action, and Philanthropy

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      Pages 41-64

      Social Frameworks for Civil Society in Japan: In Search for a Japanese Model

  3. Established forms of engagement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 66-66

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      Pages 67-83

      The Rising Voice of Japan’s Community Unions

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      Pages 85-99

      Collaborative Environmentalism in Japan

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      Pages 101-116

      A New Epoch of Immigration for Japan: Directional Shift in Civic Organizational Support for Newcomer Settlement

  4. Engagement outside the mainstream

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 118-118

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      Pages 119-138

      Civic Engagement and Community Development Among Japan’s Burakumin

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      Pages 139-152

      “I’m Deaf. This is Sign. Get Used to It.” Sign Language in Japan: The Vision and the Struggle

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      Pages 153-169

      Media and Civic Engagement in Japan

  5. Emerging forms of engagement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 172-172

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      Pages 173-188

      The Soft Advocacy of Music Fandom: Japanese Youth and the Building of Civic Infrastructures of the Mind

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      Pages 189-202

      Re-imagining the Relationship Between Japan and Korea: Popular Culture and Civic Engagement

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      Pages 203-224

      Fun with Consumers: Enjoying Anticonsumerism in Japan

  6. Concluding section

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 226-226

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      Pages 227-238

      Conclusions: From Politicization to Culturalization of Civic Engagement

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      Pages 239-246

      Epilogue: Toward a New Legal Form for Civic Engagement

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 247-261