Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

The United Red Army on Screen: Cinema, Aesthetics and The Politics of Memory

Authors: Perkins, Christopher

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About this book

This book investigates how films made about the URA since the 1990s have engaged with, reproduced and contested cultural memories of the organisation, discussing how directors have addressed questions of narrativization, trauma, intergenerational connection, and political subjectivity as they engage in the politics of cultural memory on screen.

About the authors

Christopher Perkins is Lecturer in Japanese in the department of Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK. He holds a PhD in politics and international relations from Royal Holloway University of London and has published articles and book chapters on Japanese media, memory politics, cinema, and border politics.

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"In this important treatment of Japanese cinematic memory texts dealing with the United Red Army, Chris Perkins brings together politics, aesthetics and history to offer a new interpretation of how the events surrounding the United Red Army's descent into violence have been represented and read as an ongoing trauma for Japanese society, and for the Left in particular. The dominant aesthetic of politicised and gendered ky?ki (madness) surrounding the URA creates through its universalism a 'trap'; violence and madness appear to be the natural ends of all left wing politics. Perkins traces the emergence of this dominant aesthetic alongside resistant processes. In doing so, he offers a new and challenging take on the generalised 'trouble with history' in Japan - the desire to suppress the past and the simultaneous searching in history for political relevance for the present condition." - Mark Pendleton, University of Sheffield, UK


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The URA, Politics and the Aesthetics of Memory

    Perkins, Christopher

    Pages 1-17

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  • The Japanese New Left and the URA

    Perkins, Christopher

    Pages 18-46

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  • A Spectacle of Sex, Violence and Madness

    Perkins, Christopher

    Pages 47-67

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  • Horror, Sympathy and Empathy

    Perkins, Christopher

    Pages 68-91

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  • The Image, Seeing and the Siege

    Perkins, Christopher

    Pages 92-120

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Hardcover 62,39 €
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Softcover 31,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The United Red Army on Screen: Cinema, Aesthetics and The Politics of Memory
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Christopher Perkins
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48035-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137480354
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48034-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-57854-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 147
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics