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The Social Sciences in Modern Japan: The Marxian and Modernist Traditions

Andrew Barshay


This history of Japanese social science from the 1890s to the present day considers the various forms of modernity that the processes of “development” or “rationalization” have engendered and the role social scientists have played in their emergence. It argues that Japan, together with Germany and pre-revolutionary Russia, represented forms of developmental alienation from the Atlantic Rim symptomatic of late-emerging empires. Neither members nor colonies of the Atlantic Rim, these were independent national societies whose cultural self-image was nevertheless marked by a sense of difference. T ... More

Keywords: Germany, pre-revolutionary Russia, Atlantic Rim, late-emerging empires, cultural self-image, kindaishugi, Maruyama Masao, developmental alienation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520236455
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520236455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Barshay, author