Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists : The Violent Politics of Modern Japan, 1860-1960.

By: Siniawer, Eiko MarukoPublisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2011Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (285 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780801461859Subject(s): Political violence -- Japan -- History.;Democracy -- Japan -- History.;Japan -- Politics and government -- 1868-Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists : The Violent Politics of Modern Japan, 1860–1960DDC classification: 306.20952/09034 LOC classification: HN730Online resources: Click to View
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Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Political Violence in Historiographical Perspective -- Violence, Violence Specialists, and Politics -- Violence and Democracy -- Approaches to Comparative History -- 1. Patriots and Gamblers: Violence and the Formation of the Meiji State -- Shishi: Assassins, Rebels, Patriots -- Shishi Legacies in the Early Meiji Period -- Bakuto: Outlaws, Robin Hoods, Local Leaders -- Bakuto and the Meiji Restoration -- Bakuto as Political Violence Specialists: The Freedom and People's Rights Movement -- 2. Violent Democracy: Ruffians and the Birth of Parliamentary Politics -- From Activist to Ruffian: Sōshi in the 1880s -- Exporting Violence: Nationalist Tairiku Rōnin across Borders -- Parliamentary Politics and the Professionalization of Sōshi -- State Violence and the Second General Election -- 3. Institutionalized Ruffianism and a Culture of Political Violence -- The Jiyūtō Ingaidan and Its Bosses -- The Seiyūkai Ingaidan in Party Politics -- Cultures of Violence: Yakuza Bosses in Diet Politics -- 4. Fascist Violence: Ideology and Power in Prewar Japan -- Fascist Ideologies -- Fascist Violence -- The Nationalist Nexus in the Metropole and Beyond -- Violence in the Decline of the Political Parties -- 5. Democracy Reconstructed: Violence Specialists in the Postwar Period -- The Decline of Sōshi and the Remaking of Ingaidan Violence -- Violence as a Political and Discursive Weapon in Diet Politics -- "Bōryokudan" Redux: Yakuza and the Conservative Nexus -- 1960: The Apogee of Postwar Violence Specialists -- Coda: Political Violence after 1960 -- Afterword -- Violence and Democracy -- Violence, Fascism, Militarism -- Violence Specialists and History -- A Contemporary Perspective on Violent Democracy -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Violence and democracy may seem fundamentally incompatible, but the two have often been intimately and inextricably linked. In Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists, Eiko Maruko Siniawer argues that violence has been embedded in the practice of modern...
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Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Political Violence in Historiographical Perspective -- Violence, Violence Specialists, and Politics -- Violence and Democracy -- Approaches to Comparative History -- 1. Patriots and Gamblers: Violence and the Formation of the Meiji State -- Shishi: Assassins, Rebels, Patriots -- Shishi Legacies in the Early Meiji Period -- Bakuto: Outlaws, Robin Hoods, Local Leaders -- Bakuto and the Meiji Restoration -- Bakuto as Political Violence Specialists: The Freedom and People's Rights Movement -- 2. Violent Democracy: Ruffians and the Birth of Parliamentary Politics -- From Activist to Ruffian: Sōshi in the 1880s -- Exporting Violence: Nationalist Tairiku Rōnin across Borders -- Parliamentary Politics and the Professionalization of Sōshi -- State Violence and the Second General Election -- 3. Institutionalized Ruffianism and a Culture of Political Violence -- The Jiyūtō Ingaidan and Its Bosses -- The Seiyūkai Ingaidan in Party Politics -- Cultures of Violence: Yakuza Bosses in Diet Politics -- 4. Fascist Violence: Ideology and Power in Prewar Japan -- Fascist Ideologies -- Fascist Violence -- The Nationalist Nexus in the Metropole and Beyond -- Violence in the Decline of the Political Parties -- 5. Democracy Reconstructed: Violence Specialists in the Postwar Period -- The Decline of Sōshi and the Remaking of Ingaidan Violence -- Violence as a Political and Discursive Weapon in Diet Politics -- "Bōryokudan" Redux: Yakuza and the Conservative Nexus -- 1960: The Apogee of Postwar Violence Specialists -- Coda: Political Violence after 1960 -- Afterword -- Violence and Democracy -- Violence, Fascism, Militarism -- Violence Specialists and History -- A Contemporary Perspective on Violent Democracy -- Glossary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Violence and democracy may seem fundamentally incompatible, but the two have often been intimately and inextricably linked. In Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists, Eiko Maruko Siniawer argues that violence has been embedded in the practice of modern...

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