(1977). 48 relativising ideas and creeds" (Ibid.,
(1996). In attempting to explain such inconsistencies, the Machin and Carrithers,
(1997). In Gellner's terms "Agrarian society depends on the maintenance of a complex system of ranks, and it is important that these be both visible and felt"
(1977). It is in this clash between Yuki and Tanaka-San's wife that we can identify wider fissures in the evolution of the modern vs. traditional social-scape. Firstly as illustrated by Naka
(1969). it is no coincidence that such views and positioning of Other(s) came at this point in Japan's nationalization - identity being as it is dependent on dialectical definition for its fuel(see Burke,
(1996). Race and Reflexivity: The Black Other in Contemporary Japanese Mass Culture",
(1992). Symbols of NationaUsm and Nihonjinron",
(1996). Taken in terms of the day to day lives of ordinary Japanese,