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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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The 38th Parallax

The 38th Parallax

Nakagami in /and Korea

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(p.171) Chapter 5 The 38th Parallax
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Nakagami, Japan
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Anne McKnight

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0006

This chapter looks at Nakagami’s involvement in conferences and journalistic discourses about Korea, him being one of the few Japanese scholars who communicated with Korean intellectuals following the 1980 Kwangju Massacre. It examines Nakagami’s quest for the significant aspects of folk forms and political resistance, as well as a non-linear and unstructured sense of time. He seeks to determine the extent of the relationship between populist and outcast cultures, while simultaneously extending this question to revolutionary poet Kim Chi-ha and other scholars involved in the preservation of folk forms. Nakagami hoped to salvage the Korean ethnography; however, Korean intellectuals have subjected the hisabetsu-min (outcast) culture to a more widespread populist resistance against the yangban (aristocratic) culture, reflecting Japan’s acceptance of modernization and causing itself to become too modern for redemption.

Keywords:   Korea, Kenji Nakagami, Kwangju Massacre, folk forms, Kim Chi-ha, hisabetsu-min, populist culture, yangban, Korean ethnography

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