Another Japan Is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education

ed. Jennifer Chan

Edited volume from 2004 Abe Fellow Jennifer Chan. 

This book looks at the emergence of internationally linked Japanese nongovernmental advocacy networks that have grown rapidly since the 1990s in the context of three conjunctural forces: neoliberalism, militarism, and nationalism. It connects three disparate literatures—on the global justice movement, on Japanese civil society, and on global citizenship education. Through the narratives of fifty activists in eight overlapping issue areas—global governance, labor, food sovereignty, peace, HIV/AIDS, gender, minority and human rights, and youth—Another Japan is Possible examines the genesis of these new social movements; their critiques of neoliberalism, militarism, and nationalism; their local, regional, and global connections; their relationships with the Japanese government; and their role in constructing a new identity of the Japanese as global citizens. Its purpose is to highlight the interactions between the global and the local—that is, how international human rights and global governance issues resonate within Japan and how, in turn, local alternatives are articulated by Japanese advocacy groups—and to analyze citizenship from a postnational and postmodern perspective.

Title
Another Japan Is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education
Author
ed. Jennifer Chan
Published
Stanford University / Stanford University Press, January 2008
ISBN
9780804757829
On the web
Citation
Another Japan Is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education, ed. Jennifer Chan (Stanford University / Stanford University Press, January 2008), http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=10569.