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This chapter provides an overview of the social realities of marginalization in contemporary Japanese society, locating the gap in existing literature that the present volume will address. The chapter reviews core theoretical frameworks motivating the analyses undertaken across this volume including those associated with: marginalization, the linguistic (and extra-linguistic) performance of social identities, intersectionality, and ba 'place' theory. Situating both data and theory, the chapter offers observations on contemporary social conditions in Japan, further underscoring the relevance and urgency of the present volume. It concludes with a brief review of the subsequent chapters and their relationship to each other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLinguistic Tactics and Strategies of Marginalization in Japanese
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030678258
ISBN (Print)9783030678241
StatePublished - May 30 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Discourse
  • Intersectionality
  • Japanese society
  • Marginalization
  • Social identity
  • ba theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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