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Above the clouds : status culture of the modern Japanese nobility

Author: Takie Sugiyama Lebra
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This latest work from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the first ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. Officially dissolved in 1947, this group of social elites is still generally perceived as nobility. Lebra gained entry into this tightly knit circle and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Takie Sugiyama Lebra
ISBN: 0520076001 9780520076006 0520076028 9780520076020
OCLC Number: 24319906
Description: xvii, 430 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Studying the aristocracy : why, what, and how? --
Creating the modern nobility : the historical legacy --
Ancestors : constructing inherited charisma --
Successors : immortalizing the ancestors --
Life-style : markers of status and hierarchy --
Marriage : realignment of women and men --
Socialization : acquisition and transmission of status culture --
Status careers : privilege and liability --
Conclusion --
Epilogue : the end of Shōwa.
Responsibility: Takie Sugiyama Lebra.
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An ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy, the kazoku, who were established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, ranking directly below the Emperor. Although officially  Read more...

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