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A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan.

Author: Editor:Jennifer Robertson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
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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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Editor:Jennifer Robertson
ISBN: 9781405182898 140518289X
OCLC Number: 941126614
Description: 544 s
Contents: Synopses of Contents. Notes on Contributors. Part I: Introduction:. 1. Introduction: Putting and Keeping Japan in Anthropology (Jennifer Robertson, University of Michigan). Part II: Cultures, Histories, and Identities:. 2. The Imperial Past of Anthropology in Japan: (Katsumi Nakao, Osaka City University). 3. Japanese Archaeology and Cultural Properties Management: Prewar Ideology and Postwar Legacies: Walter Edwards (Tenri University). 4. Feminism, Timelines, and History-Making: Tomomi Yamaguchi (University of Chicago). 5. Making Majority Culture: Roger Goodman (University of Oxford). 6. Political and Cultural Perspectives on 'Insider' Minorities: Joshua Hotaka Roth (Mount Holyoke College). 7. Japan's Ethnic Minority: Koreans: Sonia Ryang (Johns Hopkins University). 8. Shifting Contours of Class and Status: Glenda S. Roberts (Waseda University). 9. The Anthropology of Japanese Corporate Management: Tomoko Hamada (College of William and Mary). 10. Fashioning Cultural Identity: Body and Dress: Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni (Tel Aviv University). 11. Genders and Sexualities: Sabine Fruhstuck (University of California, Santa Barbara). Part III: Geographies and Boundaries, Spaces and Sentiments:. 12. On the 'Nature' of Japanese Culture, or, Is There a Japanese Sense of Nature?: D. P. Martinez (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). 13. The Rural Imaginary: Landscape, Village, Tradition: Scott Schnell (University of Iowa). 14. Tokyo's Third Rebuilding: New Twists on Old Patterns: Roman Cybriwsky (Temple University, Japan and USA). 15. Japan's Global Village: A View from the World of Leisure: Joy Hendry (Oxford Brookes University, and St Antony's College, University of Oxford). Part IV: Socialization, Assimilation, and Identification:. 16. Formal Caring Alternatives: Kindergartens and Day-Care Centers: Eyal Ben-Ari (Hebrew University, Jerusalem). 17. Post-Compulsory Schooling and the Legacy of Imperialism: Brian Mcveigh (University of Arizona, Tucson). 18. Theorizing the Cultural Importance of Play: Anthropological Approaches to Sports and Recreation: Elise Edwards (Butler University). 19. Popular Entertainment and the Music Industry: Shuhei Hosokawa (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto). 20. There's More Than Manga: Popular Nonfiction Books and Magazines: Laura Miller (Loyola University, Chicago). Part V: Body, Blood, Self, and Nation:. 21. Biopower:Blood, Kinship, and Eugenic Marriage: Jennifer Robertson (University of Michigan). 22. The Ie, the Modern Family, and Beyond: Emiko Ochiai (Kyoto University). 23. Constrained Person and Creative Agent: A Dying Student's Narrative of Self and Others: Susan Orpett Long (John Carroll University). 24. Nation, Citizenship, and Cinema: Aaron Gerow (Yale University). 25. Culinary Culture and the Making of a National Cuisine: Katarzyna Cwiertka (Leiden University). Part VI: Religion and Science, Beliefs and Bioethics:. 26. Historical, New, and 'New' New Religions: Ian Reader (Lancaster University). 27. Folk Religion and its Contemporary Issues: Noriko Kawahashi (Nagoya Institute of Technology). 28. Women Scientists and Gender Ideology: Sumiko Otsubo (Metropolitan State University). 29. Preserving Moral Order: Responses to Biomedical Technologies: Margaret Lock (McGill University). Index


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