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Aum Shinrikyo And Japanese Youth

Author : Daniel Alfred Metraux
ISBN : UOM:39015047537009
Genre : Religion
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Aum Shinrikyo and Japanese Youth offers insights into Japanese spirituality by analyzing the motivations of those who joined the Aum Shinrikyo religious sect. This group attracted worldwide attention after its poison gas attack on the Tokyo subways in March, 1995. Daniel A. Metraux explores the reasons that thousands of Japanese people, many of them youths, joined the sect. He questions why they joined it, what they expected of their membership, and why they stayed involved or left. Metraux finds that most of the members got involved for religious and social reasons and did not partake in the terrorist and criminal activities of the leaders of Aum Shinrikyo. In addition, the author examines how the Aum situation reflects a growing sense of alienation from the traditional Japanese religion and culture among some of the young and middle-aged Japanese people, providing important information about the present status of the Japanese people.
Category: Religion

Aum Shinrikyo S Impact On Japanese Society

Author : Daniel Alfred Metraux
ISBN : 0773477667
Genre : History
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Analyzes the vast impact that Aum has had on Japanese society, including its appeal to Japanese youth. In-depth study of the question of civil liberties now that many Japanese wish to ban sects. Also details political questions raised by the Aum crisis, Aum's revivalist mission to Russia, and attempts by Aum and other New Religions in Japan to gain money and fame by pushing an "Armageddon" theme.
Category: History

Apocalyptic Faith And Political Violence

Author : J. Rinehart
ISBN : 9781403984630
Genre : Political Science
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This study examines the functional relationship between millenarian-inspired terrorism and the process of political change. Through an exhaustive investigation of late Twentieth-century movements, Aum Shinrikyo, Sendero Luminoso and Hezbollah, it concludes that in each case, apocalyptic expectations performed a significant group mobilization, leadership and therapeutic function.
Category: Political Science

Visions Of Precarity In Japanese Popular Culture And Literature

Author : Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt
ISBN : 9781317619093
Genre : Social Science
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Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new worldview has significantly altered the socio-political as well as literary perception of one of the world’s potential superpowers, and in this book the contributors closely examine how Japan’s new paradigm of precarious existence is expressed through a variety of pop-cultural as well as literary media. Addressing the transition from post-war to post-disaster literature, this book examines the rise of precarity consciousness in Japanese socio-cultural discourse. The chapters investigate the extent to which we can talk about the emergence of a new literary paradigm of precarity in the world of Japanese popular culture. Through careful examination of a variety of contemporary texts ranging from literature, manga, anime, television drama and film this study offers an interpretation of the many dissonant voices in Japanese society. The contributors also outline the related social issues in Japanese society and culture, providing a comprehensive overview of the global trends that link Japan with the rest of the world. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature will be of great interest to students and scholars of contemporary Japan, Japanese culture and society, popular culture and social and cultural history.
Category: Social Science

War And Religion An Encyclopedia Of Faith And Conflict 3 Volumes

Author : Jeffrey M. Shaw Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610695176
Genre : Religion
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This three-volume reference provides a complete guide for readers investigating the crucial interplay between war and religion from ancient times until today, enabling a deeper understanding of the role of religious wars across cultures. • Enables readers to explore the ongoing and important relationship between war and religion across history through coverage of the wars themselves; the important leaders, battles, and campaigns; and the treaties that resulted from these wars • Directs readers to further reading material and supplies a comprehensive bibliography that guides further inquiry into the topic of war and religion • Supplies primary source documents that include letters written by participants of the Crusades, proclamations and declarations from the Protestant Reformation, and UN documents related to war and religion
Category: Religion

Fatal Future

Author : Richard M. Pearlstein
ISBN : 9780292774179
Genre : Political Science
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The nature and goals of terrorist organizations have changed profoundly since the Cold War standoff among the U.S., Soviet, and Chinese superpowers gave way to the current "polyplex" global system, in which the old rules of international engagement have been shattered by a new struggle for power among established states, non-state actors, and emerging nations. In this confusing state of global disorder, terrorist organizations that are privately funded and highly flexible have become capable of carrying out incredibly destructive attacks anywhere in the world in support of a wide array of political, religious, and ethnic causes. This groundbreaking book examines the evolution of terrorism in the context of the new global disorder. Richard M. Pearlstein categorizes three generations of terrorist organizations and shows how each arose in response to the global conditions of its time. Focusing extensively on today's transnational (i.e., privately funded and internationally operating) terrorist organizations, he devotes thorough attention to the two most virulent types: ethnoterrorism and radical Islamic terrorism. He also discusses the terrorist race for weapons of mass destruction and the types of attacks, including cyberterrorism, that are likely to occur in coming years. Pearlstein concludes with a thought-provoking assessment of the many efforts to combat transnational terrorism in the post-September 11 period.
Category: Political Science

The Nerve Gas Attack On The Tokyo Subway

Author : J. Poolos
ISBN : 0823936538
Genre : Social Science
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An account of the gas attack on Tokyo, focusing on the events leading up to the act of terrorism, the impact on people involved, and the investigation into this crime.
Category: Social Science

Life And Adventure In Japan

Author : Daniel A. Metraux
ISBN : 9780595215874
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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E. Warren Clark’s 1878 book, Life and Adventure in Japan, is an exquisite portrait of Japan in the 1870s. Japan had just opened itself to the West and had commenced a vigorous program of modernization. Clark, a young American scientist and missionary, worked in Japan for 4 years as a teacher meeting many of Japan’s leaders including the Emperor. His book, reproduced here, provides a fascinating personal view of Japan during this critical stage of history. The editors’ introduction place Clark’s work in historical context.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Controversial New Religions

Author : James R. Lewis
ISBN : 9780199394364
Genre : Religion
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In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.
Category: Religion

Aum Shinrikyo Al Qaeda And The Kinshasa Reactor

Author : Sara A. Daly
ISBN : UOM:39015061001684
Genre : Cults
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Explores attempts by terrorists to acquire nuclear materials and fabricate nuclear systems and suggests that strict controls on nuclear weapons, materials, and expertise will reduce opportunities for terrorists to acquire them.
Category: Cults

The Journal Of Japanese Studies

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213168763
Genre : Electronic journals
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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.
Category: Electronic journals

Terrorism And Global Security

Author : Ann E. Robertson
ISBN : UOM:39015068828378
Genre : Political Science
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A guide to terrorism and its history, causes, and goals both in the U.S. and abroad presents case studies of different countries, provides primary source documents, discusses how to research the issue, and offers an annotated bibliography of resources.
Category: Political Science

Blood That Cries Out From The Earth

Author : James Jones
ISBN : 0198044313
Genre : Religion
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Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address this increasingly urgent question. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." These include feelings of humiliation or shame, a tendency to see the world in black and white, and demonization or dehumanization of other people. Authoritarian religion or "fundamentalism," Jones shows, is a particularly rich source of such ideas and feelings, which he finds throughout the writings of Islamic jihadists, such as the 9/11 conspirators. Jones goes on to apply this model to two very different religious groups that have engaged in violence: Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist splinter group behind the sarin gas attacks in the Tokyo subway system, and members of the extreme religious right in the U.S. who have advocated and committed violence against abortion providers. Jones notes that not every adherent of an authoritarian group will turn to violence, and he shows how theories of personality development can explain why certain individuals are easily recruited to perform terrorist acts.
Category: Religion

Revolution Or Evolution

Author : Dalhousie University. Centre for Foreign Policy Studies
ISBN : PSU:000063017557
Genre : International relations
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Category: International relations

Jei Report

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111264466
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Japan Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015072495149
Genre : Electronic journals
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Destroying The World To Save It

Author : Robert Jay Lifton
ISBN : 9781466827844
Genre : Political Science
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National Book Award winner and renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton reveals a world at risk from millennial cults intent on ending it all. Since the earliest moments of recorded history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only in the nuclear age has it been possible for a megalomaniac guru with a world-ending vision to bring his prophecy to pass. Now Robert Jay Lifton offers a vivid and disturbing case in point in this chilling exploration of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese cult that released sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subways. With unprecedented access to former Aum members, Lifton has produced a pathbreaking study of the inner life of a modern millennial cult. He shows how Aum's guru Shoko Asahara (charismatic spiritual leader, con man, madman) created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient rituals, and apocalyptic science fiction, then recruited scientists as disciples and set them to producing weapons of mass destruction. Taking stock as well of Charles Manson, Heaven's Gate, and the Oklahoma City bombers, Lifton confronts the frightening possibility of a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists may be able to bring about their own holocausts. Bold and compelling, Destroying the World to Save It charts the emergence of a new global threat of urgent concern to us all.
Category: Political Science

Apocalypse In Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction

Author : M. Tanaka
ISBN : 9781137373557
Genre : Performing Arts
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Starting with the history of apocalyptic tradition in the West and focusing on modern Japanese apocalyptic science fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Motoko Tanaka shows how science fiction reflected and coped with the devastation in Japanese national identity after 1945.
Category: Performing Arts