New PDF release: A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan

By Jennifer Robertson

ISBN-10: 0631229558

ISBN-13: 9780631229551

This publication is an extraordinary selection of 29 unique essays by way of a number of the world’s so much wonderful students of Japan.

  • Covers a huge variety of concerns, together with the colonial roots of anthropology within the eastern academy; eugenics and state construction; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and style and nutrients cultures
  • Resists stale and deceptive stereotypes, by way of featuring new views on jap tradition and society
  • Makes jap society available to readers surprising with the country

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H. R. Rivers’ The History of Melanesian Society (1914), and Heinrich Shurtz’s Altersklassen und Ma¨nnerbu¨nde. Eine Darstellung der Grundformen der Gesellschaft (Age Grades and Men’s Associations: An Outline of the Foundation of Society; 1902). For a while he edited the magazine Minzoku (The Folk), which focused on ethnology and folklore, and later attended Vienna University from 1929 to 1933. D. thesis, Kulturschichten in Alt-Japan (Cultural Strata of Ancient Japan). Upon the completion of his studies, Oka was employed at Budapest University as a visiting lecturer from 1938 to 1940, after which he traveled to the Balkan peninsula, where he observed conflicts among the area’s diverse ethnic groups.

Hardacre, Helen. 1994. Response of Buddhism and Shinto¯ to the Issue of Brain Death and Organ Transplant. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 3:585–601. Hendry, Joy. 1993. Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Cultures. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 16 J E N N I F E R R O B E RT S O N Kelly, William. 1991. Directions in the Anthropology of Contemporary Japan. Annual Review of Anthropology 20:395–431. Latham, Michael. 2000. ’’ Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Tirosh, Yofi. 2004. Adjudicating Appearance: Law, Culture and the Predicaments of Identity. D. dissertation, University of Michigan Law School, 280 pages. Tsurumi, Patricia, ed. 1988. The Other Japan. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe. Vance, Carol. 1985. Pleasure and Danger: Toward a Politics of Sexuality. In Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality. Carol Vance, ed. pp. 1–27. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Ward, Robert, and Dankwart Rustow. 1964. Political Modernization in Japan and Turkey. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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