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    1968 and rural Japan as a site of struggle. Approaches to rural landscapes in the history of Japanese documentary film

    Centeno Martin, Marcos Pablo (2021) 1968 and rural Japan as a site of struggle. Approaches to rural landscapes in the history of Japanese documentary film. The Sixties. A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 14 (2), pp. 151-168. ISSN 1754-1328.

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    Abstract

    In the twentieth century, Japan produced an extraordinary documentary film heritage around the rural world which has not received sufficient attention. This article identifies three different approaches to the rural in Japanese film history: first, the wartime interest in place as providing an “authentic essence” of a national identity. Second, the post-war representation of the rural in public relations films, mainly interested in geography. And third, the release of Ogawa’s Summer in Sanrizuka in 1968 which brought a new dimension to a countryside transformed into both a battlefield and an icon of the political protest of the era.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Kunio Yanagita, Hani Susumu, Tsuchimomto Noriaki, Ogawasa Shinsuke, Japanese documentary, rural Japan, folklore studies, student protests, militant cinema.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Marcos Pablo Centeno Martin
    Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 09:29
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:51
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45908

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