Understanding Japanese Society

ISBN-10: 0415263832

ISBN-13: 9780415263832

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Joy Hendry
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Description: As Japan enters the 21st century with a new emperor, this title continues to be an indispensable guide through often enigmatic and historical idiosyncrasies of Japanese culture and politics that are often confusing to the outsider. Fully updated, revised and expanded, this is a welcome new edition of this best-selling book that has provided an accessible and readable introduction to Japanese society over the years. Now containing some of the most up-to-date information on Japanese cultural and political trends, this essential title includes timely information on the latest social developments, customs, rituals, business culture, medicine and arts.

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Joy Hendry is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She specializes in the study of Japan, but has alsonbsp;done fieldworknbsp;in Morocco, Canada andnbsp;Mexico, and has made recent visits to China, Indonesia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. She is the author of many books including Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentationnbsp;and Power in Japan and Other Societies and Reclaiming Culture: Indigenous Peoples and Self-Representation , whichnbsp;was picked by Choice magazine as one of their 'outstanding academic titles' in 2006.

List of figures
Series Editor's Preface
Preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements for the third edition
Introduction
Sources of Japanese identity: historical and mythological foundations of Japan
The house and family system
Socialisation and classification
Community and neighbourhood
The education system
Status, hierarchy and ethnic diversity
Religious influences
Ritual and the life cycle
Careers and continuity: opportunities for working life
Arts, entertainment and leisure
Government and the craft of politics
The legal system and social control
Conclusion
Index
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