Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan

Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan[Reading] ➸ Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan By Jolyon Baraka Thomas – Heartforum.co.uk Religious freedom is a founding tenet of the United States, and it has frequently been used to justify policies towards other nations Such was the case in when Americans occupied Japan following Worl Religious freedom is a founding tenet of the Religious Freedom PDF Å United States, and it has frequently been used to justify policies towards other nations Such was the case inwhen Faking Liberties: PDF \ Americans occupied Japan following World War II Though the Japanese constitution had guaranteed freedom of religion since , the United States declared that protection faulty, and when the Liberties: Religious Freedom PDF ↠ occupation ended in , they claimed to have successfully replaced it with real religious freedom Through a fresh analysis of pre war Japanese law, Jolyon Baraka Thomas demonstrates that the occupiers triumphant narrative obscured salient Japanese political debates about religious freedom Indeed, Thomas reveals that American occupiers also vehemently disagreed about the topic By reconstructing these vibrant debates, Faking Liberties unsettles any notion of American authorship and imposition of religious freedom Instead, Thomas shows that, during the Occupation, a dialogue about freedom of religion ensued that constructed a new global set of political norms that continue to form policies today.

Jolyon Baraka Thomas is a PhD candidate in Religious Freedom PDF Å Religion at Princeton University His research focuses on Japanese religions in the modern period, with particular interest in religion Faking Liberties: PDF \ and media and the relationships between religion, law, and the state Thomas has published articles and book chapters on religious aspects of the culture surrounding manga and anime.

Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied
    Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied that the occupiers triumphant narrative obscured salient Japanese political debates about religious freedom Indeed, Thomas reveals that American occupiers also vehemently disagreed about the topic By reconstructing these vibrant debates, Faking Liberties unsettles any notion of American authorship and imposition of religious freedom Instead, Thomas shows that, during the Occupation, a dialogue about freedom of religion ensued that constructed a new global set of political norms that continue to form policies today."/>
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan
  • Jolyon Baraka Thomas
  • 03 May 2019
  • 022661882X

10 thoughts on “Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan

  1. Greg Soden says:

    Highly recommended For the casual reader, I highly recommend reading the introduction, then reading part II, then reading part I It s okay Dr Thomas says it s 100% okay to read in that order

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