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Author Hein, Patrick.
Title The Goddess and the Dragon : a Study on Identity Strength and Psychosocial Resilience in Japan / by Patrick Hein.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

Author Hein, Patrick.
Subject Group identity -- Japan -- Eno Island (Kanagawa-ken)
Tourism -- Social aspects -- Japan -- Eno Island (Kanagawa-ken)
Resilience (Personality trait) -- Japan -- Eno Island (Kanagawa-ken)
Eno Island (Kanagawa-ken, Japan) -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
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Summary Neoliberal globalization affects the livelihoods and socio-economic conditions of people all over the world. This is also true for Japan where increased foreign trade and foreign investments have dramatically changed the internal landscape of the country during recent decades. There are many social groups for whom globalization has brought positive changes. International Japanese companies and their employees, for example, have benefited from the commercial expansion and rise in trade exchanges. How then does globalization influence the subjective experiences and worldviews of ordinary Japanese at the periphery? How are local residents outside the centers of affluence affected by the global forces of mass consumerism and cultural diversity? The local fisheries community of Katase-Enoshima is very close to the megacities of Tokyo and Yokohama and is visited by almost ten million visitors a year. This field research study examines how local residents have coped with the risks and opportunities of modern mass tourism, both historically and in modern times. This book contributes to a better understanding of the dynamics of social transformation processes. The findings suggest that mass tourism is a double-edged sword: on one side, residents try to attract consumer tourists in large numbers because they depend economically on them; on the other side, they maintain strong and exclusive community bonds and self-assert their cultural identity of pure "Japaneseness" through festivals, religious zeal and myths. In other words, they benefit indirectly from globalization but they do not want to be part of it.
Note Print version record.
English.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS; LIST OF TABLES; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF APPENDICES; PREFACE; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; CHAPTER FOUR; FINAL THOUGHT; APPENDIX A; APPENDIX B
ISBN 9781443868723 (electronic bk.)
1443868728 (electronic bk.)
1322179964
9781322179964
9781443868723
1443868728
1443865214
9781443865210
OCLC # 892799135
Additional Format Print version: Hein, Patrick. Goddess and the Dragon. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014 9781443865210.


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