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Mainstreaming of the Right and a New Right-Wing Movement in Japan

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Title:Mainstreaming of the Right and a New Right-Wing Movement in Japan
Authors:Asahina, Yuki
Keywords:Social Movements
Social Change
Japan and East Asia
Date Issued:Aug 2015
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [August 2015]
Abstract:This thesis is a study of social change in contemporary Japan, which uses the success of a right-wing social movement as a case. My analysis focuses on the “Activist-Conservative” movement that had emerged in the late 2000’s and developed rapidly. Drawing on the analysis of original and secondary interview data with 46 right-wing activists, qualitative content analysis of right-wing magazines, and the review of various existing resources, I explore reasons people are motivated to take part in such activities and the reasons the movement was able to achieve a degree of success in contemporary Japanese society. The thesis argues that Japan’s new rightwing mobilization should be understood as a reaction to Japan’s economic, political, and symbolic power decline in East Asia. It was the macro-level economic and political changes in East Asia that enabled the success of the new right-wing movement.
Description:M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2015.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections: M.A. - Sociology

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