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Title Fighting fire with fire: The Buraku Liberation League and the Buraku Master Narrative in the fight for human rights
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Degree Level masters
University/Publisher Leiden University
Abstract This thesis offers an insight into the hardships of Japan’s largest minority group, the Burakumin. Whilst the generally accepted explanation for their social ostracism is that they are descendants of Japan’s former feudal outcaste community, this narrative, when held up to the light, contains sporadic, ambiguous and unempirical building blocks. All the same, it remains the master narrative in most of the discussion, even in those who are inherently victimized by it and those who wish to end this discrimination, such as Buraku activist groups. What this thesis will attempt to research then, is in how far this Buraku master narrative influences Buraku self-identity and the possible solutions to the Buraku issue.
Subjects/Keywords Japan; Discrimination; Burakumin; Self-identity; Human rights; Buraku Liberation League; Master Narrative
Contributors Paramore, Kiri (advisor)
Language en
Country of Publication nl
Record ID handle:1887/29524
Repository leiden
Date Indexed 2016-04-04
Issued Date 2014-08-31 00:00:00

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