Taming of the Samurai Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan

ISBN-10: 0674868099
ISBN-13: 9780674868090
Edition: 1995
Authors: Eiko Ikegami
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Description: Modern Japan offers us a view of a highly developed society with its own internal logic. Ikegami makes this logic accessible through a sweeping investigation into the roots of Japanese organisational structures.

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/25/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Modern Japan offers us a view of a highly developed society with its own internal logic. Ikegami makes this logic accessible through a sweeping investigation into the roots of Japanese organisational structures.

Eiko Ikegami is Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University.

A Sociological Approach
Introduction
Honor, State Formation, and Social Theories
Origins in Violence
The Coming of the Samurai: Violence and Culture in the Ancient World
Vassalage and Honor
The Rite of Honorable Death: Warfare and the Samurai Sensibility
Disintegration and Reorganization
Social Reorganization in the Late Medieval Period
A Society Organized for War
The Paradoxical Nature of Tokugawa

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