Understanding Japanese Society

ISBN-10: 0415679141
ISBN-13: 9780415679145
Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Joy Hendry
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This is a welcome new edition of this bestselling textbook. It provides a clear, accessible and readable introduction to Japanese society which does not require any previous knowledge of the country. Fully updated, revised and expanded, the 3rd edition contains new material on:· the effects of the Asian crisis and recession in Japan· the emergence of the millennial cults such as the Aum Shinrikyo· major advances in sport and leisure such as the 2002 World Cup and the amazing global cultural success of Pokemon and Japanese animation and computer games· the tumultuous changes of the Japanese ruling elite· the Ainu and other Japanese minorities· debates about the future of the Japanese constitution and the resurgence of nationalism and militarism.

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.

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