Materials for Dr. Steinhoff Interview

As an addendum to our long interview with Dr. Patricia Steinhoff, we have collected the following resources for those who would like to learn more about Japanese radical leftism in the 1960s and 1970s.

FILM FOOTAGE

video.jpg

PAPERS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Muto, Ichiyo and Reiko Inoue. “Beyond the New Left Part 2 – In Search of a Radical Base in Japan.” AMPO Japan-Asian Quarterly Review 17(4).

SELECTED PAPERS FROM DR. STEINHOFF

Steinhoff, Patricia G. “Student Conflict.” Conflict in Japan. Eds. Krauss, Rohlen and Steinhoff. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1984.

Steinhoff, Patricia G. “Hijackers, Bombers and Bank Robbers: Managerial Style in the Japanese Red Army.” Journal of Asian Studies 48(4) Nov 1989.

Steinhoff, Patricia G. “Death by Defeatism and Other Fables: the Social Dynamics of the Rengō Sekigun Purge.” Japanese Social Organization. Ed. Takie Lebra. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1992.

Steinhoff, Patricia G. “Three Women Who Loved the Left: Radical Women Leaders in the Japanese Red Army Movement.” Re-Imaging Japanese Women. Ed. Anne Imamura. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Zwerman, Gilda, Patricia G. Steinhoff and Donatella della Porta. “Disappearing Social Movements: Clandestinity in the Cycle of New Left Social Movements in the United States, Japan, Germany, and Italy.” Mobilization (5) 1. Spring 2000.

Steinhoff, Patricia G. “Notes from the Underground: Doing Fieldwork without a Site.” Doing Fieldwork in Japan. Eds. Theodore Bestor, Patricia G. Steinhoff, and Victoria Lyon-Bestor. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003.

Steinhoff, Patricia G. “Kidnapped Japanese in North Korea: The New Left Connection.” Journal of Japanese Studies Winter 2004.

WEB RESOURCES

The Takazawa Collection at University of Hawaii (Manoa) – Official homepage for the extensive collection of resource materials on postwar Japanese social movements that Takazawa Kōji donated to the University of Hawaii in 1993. The collection contains 1,800 books, over 9,000 issues of magazines, 1,200 serial titles, the majority of which are not available in any other library. This page on the Takazawa Collection page offers a comprehensive list of Japanese web resources on Japanese activism.

W. David MARX
September 15, 2007

W. David Marx (Marxy) — Tokyo-based writer and musician — is the founder and chief editor of Néojaponisme.

6 Responses

  1. tomojiro Says:

    Pretty much impressive collection of news archives. Did you collected all that on you tube?

    By the way, have you ever read the book by Tachibana Takashi “Chukaku vs Kakumaru(中核vs革マル)”?

    An indispensable book about some frictions of new left. Especially if you want to understand about Uchi-Geba.

    Tachibana’s book has shortcomings but it is a incredible informative book which gives solid background knowledge about this time.

  2. tomojiro Says:

    Something what I forgot to say, also a difficult book to read it till the end.

    It is really reading like some splutter horror stories.

  3. M-Bone Says:

    Since we are recommending stuff, I think that everyone who is interested in this should watch Oshii Mamoru’s delightful parody of the student movement “Seven Days of Fire” – one of the Mobile Police Patlabor “new” OVAs. The head police mechanic finds the maintenance squad’s mountain of porn, burns it, and sets off a descent into ideology based factionalism…. including a dozen violent splinter groups, all with unique helmets…. Oshii did a similar thing in “Urusei Yatsura” but I can’t remember in which TV episode or movie.

    Takahata Isao’s “Ponpoko” is also widely read as a commentary on the self-destruction (including tenko) of the Japanese left…. now available on Disney DVD.

  4. Sean Says:

    The videos embedded in this post have had their wires crossed. What I just watched are some segments from Watashi wo ski ni tsuretette. If you fix it, would you mind letting me know? Thanks.

  5. W. David MARX Says:

    Should be fixed now. Thanks for letting us know.

  6. Mr. Suzuki, you are a delicious looking cake. :: Chomsky in Okayama :: October :: 2008 Says:

    […] New Left, see this multipart interview with Patricia Steinhoff:  1, 2, 3 (language), 4, 5, 6, 7 […]