Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan

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"For over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and to sentimentalize peace. Playing War argues that modern conceptions of war insist on and exploit a specific and static notion of the child: that the child, though the embodiment of vulnerability and innocence, nonetheless possesses an inherent will to war, and that this seemingly contradictory creature demonstrates ...

Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan 2017, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520295452

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Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan 2017, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520295445

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