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1909572 Robertson, Jennifer:
A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan
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Reihe: Blackwell Companions to Anthropology, Einband: Pb
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Erscheinungsdatum: 02/2008
Seiten: 544 S.

ISBN-10: 1-4051-8289-X   
ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-8289-8

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan is an unprecedented collection of original essays by some of the field's most distinguished scholars of Japan which, taken together, offer a comprehensive overview of the field. Aiming to retire stale and misleading stereotypes, the authors present new perspectives on Japanese culture and society - past and present - in accessible language.
A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan covers a broad range of issues, controversies, and everyday practices, including the unacknowledged colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; legacies of nationalist research; eugenics and nation-building; majority and minority cultures; class and status; genders and sexualities; urban spectacle and rural 'undevelopment'; domestic, corporate, and educational ideologies and practices; the mass media, leisure, and 'infotainment' industries; women's and men's sports; fashion and food cultures; ideas of nature, life, and death; new and folk religions; and science and biotechnology.
Collectively, these chapters not only demonstrate Japan's significance for anthropological research but also help make Japanese society accessible to readers unfamiliar with the country. A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan is a reference volume for scholars, but is also designed to serve as a primary text for courses in anthropology and sociology, history, and Japan and East Asian Studies.
Synopses of Contents.
Notes on Contributors.
Part I: Introduction.
Part II: Cultures, Histories, and Identities.
Part III: Geographies and Boundaries, Spaces and Sentiments.
Part IV: Socialization, Assimilation, and Identification.
Part V: Body, Blood, Self, and Nation.
Part VI: Religion and Science, Beliefs and Bioethics.
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