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Akira Narusawa: "The Social Order of Modern Japan"

Capitalism is first and foremost a mode of production, the division of society into an exploiting capitalist class whose existence is predicated on extracting surplus value from the proletariat. 1,305 more words

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A Hundred Thousand Names: Talking Back to Our History

“There’s a story in an ancient play about birds called The Birds

And it’s a short story from before the world began…

From a time when there was no earth, no land. 

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A Hundred Thousand Names: 50 Reasons to Come Out as Trans

The transgender subject may derive the following benefits from disclosing their personal identity:

  1. Living an authentic and whole life
  2. Reducing the stress of hiding
  3. Being more productive at work…
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Zygmunt Bauman's Liquid Times - A Summary

Zygmunt Bauman is one of the world’s leading sociologists. He is particularly interested in how the west’s increasing obsession with ‘individualism’ actually prevents the individual from being free in any meaningful sense of the word. 2,668 more words

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Rob Steven: Japan's New Imperialism

Structure of this post:

Intro:

Japan’s New Imperialism was published in 1990, about 26 years ago, and largely reflects research done in the few years immediately prior to that. 1,293 more words

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Zygmunt Bauman's Liquid Modernity - A Summary of Chapter One

A brief summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity, chapter one. Bauman is one of the world’s leading, living sociologists and for A Level sociology purposes has been pigeon-holed into the theoretical category of ‘Postmodern Marxism’. 3,055 more words

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Jonathan Clements: Anime: A History

This dense republication of the author’s doctoral thesis is significant largely because it is the only broad history of the anime industry available in English. Most of the academic studies of anime have heretofore been focused on the thematic analysis of individual works. 826 more words

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