Companion to the Anthropology of Japan

ISBN-10: 140518289X

ISBN-13: 9781405182898

Edition: 2005

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This book is an unprecedented collection of original essays by some of the field's most distinguished scholars of Japan that, taken together, offers a comprehensive overview of the field.
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Synopsis of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Introduction: Putting and Keeping Japan in Anthropology
Cultures, Histories, and Identities
The Imperial Past of Anthropology in Japan
Japanese Archaeology and Cultural Properties Management: Prewar Ideology and Postwar Legacies
Feminism, Timelines, and History-Making
Making Majority Culture
Political and Cultural Perspectives on "Insider" Minorities
Japan's Ethnic Minority: Koreans
Shifting Contours of Class and Status
The Anthropology of Japanese Corporate Management
Fashioning Cultural Identity: Body and Dress
Genders and Sexualities
Geographies and Boundaries, Spaces and Sentiments
On the "Nature" of Japanese Culture, or, Is There a Japanese Sense of Nature?
The Rural Imaginary: Landscape, Village, Tradition
Tokyo's Third Rebuilding: New Twists on Old Patterns
Japan's Global Village: A View from the World of Leisure
Socialization, Assimilation, and Identification
Formal Caring Alternatives: Kindergartens and Day-Care Centers
Post-Compulsory Schooling and the Legacy of Imperialism
Theorizing the Cultural Importance of Play: Anthropological Approaches to Sports and Recreation of Japan
Popular Entertainment and the Music Industry
There's More than Manga: Popular Nonfiction Books and Magazines
Body, Blood, Self, and Nation
Biopower: Blood, Kinship, and Eugenic Marriage
The Ie (Family) in Global Perspective
Constrained Person and Creative Agent: A Dying Student's Narrative of Self and Others
Nation, Citizenship, and Cinema
Culinary Culture and the Making of a National Cuisine
Religion and Science, Beliefs and Bioethics
Historical, New, and "New" New Religions
Folk Religion and its Contemporary Issues
Women Scientists and Gender Ideology
Preserving Moral Order: Responses to Biomedical Technologies
Index
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