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Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)In this path breaking book, Eiko Ikegami uncovers a complex history of social life in which aesthetic images became central to Japan’s cultural identities. The people of premodern Japan built on earlier aesthetic traditions in part for their own sake, but also to find space for self-expression in the increasingly rigid and tightly controlled Tokugawa political system. In so doing, they incorporated the world of the beautiful within their social life which led to new modes of civility. They explo…

[ [ [ Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture[ BONDS OF CIVILITY: AESTHETIC NETWORKS AND THE POLITICAL ORIGINS OF JAPANESE CULTURE ] By Ikegami, Eiko ( Author )Feb-01-2005 PaperbackIn this path breaking book, Eiko Ikegami uncovers a complex history of social life in which aesthetic images became central to Japan’s cultural identities. The people of premodern Japan built on earlier aesthetic traditions in part for their own sake, but also to find space for self-expression in the increasingly rigid and tightly controlled Tokugawa political system. In so doing, they incorporated the world of the beautiful within their social life which led to new modes of civility. They explo…

Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) by Eiko Ikegami (2005-02-28)In this path breaking book, Eiko Ikegami uncovers a complex history of social life in which aesthetic images became central to Japan’s cultural identities. The people of premodern Japan built on earlier aesthetic traditions in part for their own sake, but also to find space for self-expression in the increasingly rigid and tightly controlled Tokugawa political system. In so doing, they incorporated the world of the beautiful within their social life which led to new modes of civility. They explo…