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Nakagami, JapanBuraku and the Writing of Ethnicity$
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Anne McKnight

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816672851

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.001.0001

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IIs an Other

IIs an Other

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction IIs an Other
Source:
Nakagami, Japan
Author(s):

Anne McKnight

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0001

The concept of parallax is fundamental to this study; it is an idea derived from the rhetoric of visual art which explains a perspective, wherein an object appears to be different when perceived from different point of views. The book focuses on the parallax viewing of modern Japanese literature, using both the mainstream Japanese literature and buraku literary arts as contrasting outlooks. The forms of mainstream and buraku exist alongside each other, and together they constitute a conceptual middle ground through which one can view a material world. This visual metaphor is then applied in the discourse concerning Kenji Nakagami’s use of language and his relationship with mixed-media forms; the use of parallax is also a way of revising an important symbol for modernity: the camera obscura.

Keywords:   parallax, buraku literature, mainstream Japanese literature, Kenji Nakagami, camera obscura, visual metaphor

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