Item #9265 Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks at Japan. Morris Berman.

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks at Japan

Healdsburg, California: Water Street Press, 2015.

Paperback. 9" X 6". xiii, 502pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. A spot of toning to bottom edge of text block. Previous owner's stamp to half-title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

Neurotic Beauty is a remarkable reevaluation of Japan s role in the modern world. It includes a new assessment of the events leading up to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima, and of the potential role of Japanese philosophy in creating a dynamic approach to human nature and our understanding of reality. The book also shows the interrelatedness of various facets of Japanese history and society, including psychological orientation, pop culture, and Japan s vibrant craft tradition. Finally, it concludes with a possible prediction, that whereas the United States will not be able to escape from its neoliberal economic categories and its commitment to a self-defeating philosophy of growth, Japan might surprise us, and turn out to be the frontrunner in the development of post-capitalist alternatives in the 21st century. Written in a personal and accessible style, the book is likely to provide a focus for debate about issues of economy, ecology, and sustainability for years to come.(Publisher). Very good. Item #9265
ISBN: 9781621342199

Price: $25.00