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The illusion of totality: a critical discourse analysis on the identity of Japanese bureaucrats inside and outside of the ministries

Sanada, Kie (2015) In Working papers in contemporary Asian studies
Abstract
The collective identity is subject to permanent negotiation. Due to the lack of incentive to offer public statements, the collective identity of Japanese bureaucrats (or kanryo, 官僚) has been constructed separately inside and outside of the ministries. This paper explores how the collective identity of

kanryo has been constructed in two Japanese national newspapers as outsider discourses using structural discourse analysis. Illustrations of the constructed identity of kanryo will be also presented. Regarding the insider’s discourse, this

paper illustrates the constructed identity inside ministries based on interviews with employees at the ministries. A comparison of the two discourses and reflection on the results of my... (More)
The collective identity is subject to permanent negotiation. Due to the lack of incentive to offer public statements, the collective identity of Japanese bureaucrats (or kanryo, 官僚) has been constructed separately inside and outside of the ministries. This paper explores how the collective identity of

kanryo has been constructed in two Japanese national newspapers as outsider discourses using structural discourse analysis. Illustrations of the constructed identity of kanryo will be also presented. Regarding the insider’s discourse, this

paper illustrates the constructed identity inside ministries based on interviews with employees at the ministries. A comparison of the two discourses and reflection on the results of my research concludes my thesis. (Less)
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Kanryo (官僚), Bureaucrats, Identity construction, Newspapers, Interviews, Critical Discourse Analysis
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Working papers in contemporary Asian studies
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49
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43 pages
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Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
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1652-4128
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978-91-980900-9-3
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English
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kanryo has been constructed in two Japanese national newspapers as outsider discourses using structural discourse analysis. Illustrations of the constructed identity of kanryo will be also presented. Regarding the insider’s discourse, this<br/><br>
paper illustrates the constructed identity inside ministries based on interviews with employees at the ministries. A comparison of the two discourses and reflection on the results of my research concludes my thesis.},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Working papers in contemporary Asian studies},
  title        = {The illusion of totality: a critical discourse analysis on the identity of Japanese bureaucrats inside and outside of the ministries},
  year         = {2015},
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