Throw away your books, rally in the streets: Yoshimoto Takaaki’s taishu concept and the film-making of Terayama Shuji

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Abstract

© 2019 Colegio de Mexico, A.C., Departamento de Publicaciones. All rights reserved. A knowledge of an ideology’s artistic aspect facilitates the understanding of its theory, and vice versa. This article makes a comparative analysis of the film-making of Terayama Shūji, specifically Sho o suteyo machi e deyō [Throw away your books, rally in the streets], and Yoshimoto Takaaki’s theory of taishū, both as components of the Japanese New Left’s ideology of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Specifically, I focus on the parallels between Terayama’s films and Yoshimoto’s theory in their view of the relationship between the intellectual and the masses. I develop this comparative analysis on the basis that, even though both Yoshimoto and Terayama criticize ideology, their proposals contain a strong political component.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-81
JournalEstudios de Asia y Africa
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Ideology
  • Japanese cinema
  • New Left
  • Terayama Shuji
  • Yoshimoto Takaaki

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