America`s Japan and Japan`s Performing Arts, Thornbury Barbara E
Автор: Young, Louise Название: Japan`S Total Empire ISBN: 0520219341 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520219342 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3240 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This examination of Japanese imperialism focuses on the domestic impact of Japan`s activities in Northeast China between 1931 and 1945, to consider the "metropolitan effects" of empire building - how the Japanese people imagined and experienced the empire they called Manchukuo.
Автор: Jeff Kingston Название: Japan`s Quiet Transformation ISBN: 0415274834 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415274838 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4283 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's Lost Decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was subsequently crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. Socially, these unprecedented difficulties have led to high rates of suicide, alcoholism and rising levels of crime particularly among the young. Controversially, this book argues that the Japan that emerges from these manifold problems may, in fact, be stronger than before.
An examination of the transformation of the Japanese diet from subsistence to abundance and an assessment of the consequences for health, longevity, and the environment.
In a little more than a century, the Japanese diet has undergone a dramatic transformation. In 1900, a plant-based, near-subsistence diet was prevalent, with virtually no consumption of animal protein. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, Japan's consumption of meat, fish, and dairy had increased markedly (although it remained below that of high-income Western countries). This dietary transition was a key aspect of the modernization that made Japan the world's second largest economic power by the end of the twentieth century, and it has helped Japan achieve an enviable demographic primacy, with the world's highest life expectancy and a population that is generally healthier (and thinner) than that of other modern affluent countries. In this book, Vaclav Smil and Kazuhiko Kobayashi examine Japan's gradual but profound dietary change and investigate its consequences for health, longevity, and the environment.
Smil and Kobayashi point out that the gains in the quality of Japan's diet have exacted a price in terms of land use changes, water requirements, and marine resource depletion; and because Japan imports so much of its food, this price is paid globally as well as domestically. The book's systematic analysis of these diverse consequences offers the most detailed account of Japan's dietary transition available in English.
Автор: Bajaj Tanvi, Vohra Swasti Shrimali Название: Performing Arts and Therapeutic Implications ISBN: 0415710111 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415710114 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 10973 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Presenting an alternative perspective, this book proposes that performing arts forge an emotional bond between the performer and the audience, making the act of performance a therapeutic and restorative experience, and not merely recreational. Studying the life-experiences of six artists, and their unique engagement with three art forms — music, drama and dance — the book highlights the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual effects of performing arts both on the performers and the audience. More importantly, it takes the current understanding of the therapeutic role of arts beyond a deficit model of health that focuses on their use in curing illnesses, disabilities and imbalances, towards a more positive growth-centric model that relates them to promoting holistic mental health, well-being and happiness. It thus bridges the gap between the theoretical understanding of creative arts therapy and the practical experience of performing arts in non-therapeutic settings. Further, it assumes increasing relevance with respect to fast-changing lifestyles to which stress and ill-health are often attributed. The book will appeal to artists, educators and researchers of performing arts, applied psychology, counselling and therapy, and cultural studies, as well as interested general readers.
Автор: Davies David Название: Philosophy of the Performing Arts ISBN: 1405188030 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405188036 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2822 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Philosophical inquiry on the performing arts has tended to focus on music; specifically classical music, which is assumed to provide a model for approaching the performing arts as a whole. This book engages with this belief and explores the ways in which the classical paradigm might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance. Taking in the key components of artistic performance - improvisation, rehearsal, the role of the audience, the embodied nature of the artistic performer the book examines the similarities and differences between the performing art forms and presents the key philosophical issues that they bring into play. These reflections are then applied to the traditionally difficult issue of contemporary artworks usually classified as performance art. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject matter, this book provides an accessible, yet sophisticated, introduction to the field and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts.
Описание: A wide range of performing arts and practices of the Asian diasporas across the world are examined by scholars of Asian studies, theatre studies, anthropology, cultural studies, dance ethnology and ethnomusicology.
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