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Ideology and Practice in Modern Japan.

Author: Roger Goodman; Kirsten Refsing
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The issue of how Japanese society operates, and in particular why it has `succeeded', has generated a wide variety of explanatory models, including the Confucian ethic, classlessness, group consciousness, and `uniqueness' in areas as diverse as body images and language patterns. In Ideology and Practice in Modern Japan the contributors examine these models and the ways in which they have sometimes been used to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Goodman; Kirsten Refsing
ISBN: 0415061024 9780415061025
OCLC Number: 994407418
Language Note: English.
Notes: Chapter 12 Self-presentation and performance in the yakuza way of life: Fieldwork with a Japanese underworld groupIndex.
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages).
Contents: Cover; Ideology and practice in modern Japan; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; A note to the reader; General Editor's preface; Acknowledgements; JAPAN; Chapter 1 Ideology and practice in Japan: Towards a theoretical approach; Chapter 2 Symbols of nationalism and Nihonjinron; Chapter 3 Rivers in Tokyo: A mesological glimpse; Chapter 4 Individualism and individuality: Entry into a social world; Chapter 5 When blossoms fall: Japanese attitudes towards death and the otherworld: opinion polls 1953-87. Chapter 6 From farm to urban middle class: A case study of the role of education in the process of social mobilityChapter 7 Japanese educational expansion: Quality or equality; Chapter 8 A beacon for the twenty-first century: Confucianism after the Tokugawa era in Japan; Chapter 9 NHK comes to Kuzaki: Ideology, mythology and documentary film-making; Chapter 10 The discourse on Japan in the German press: Images of economic competition; Chapter 11 Confucianism and gender segregation in Japan and Korea.
Series Title: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies.
Other Titles: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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The issue of how Japanese society operates, and in particular why it has `succeeded', has generated a wide variety of explanatory models, including the Confucian ethic, classlessness, group consciousness, and `uniqueness' in areas as diverse as body images and language patterns. In Ideology and Practice in Modern Japan the contributors examine these models and the ways in which they have sometimes been used to create a sense of `Japaneseness', that obscures the fact that Japan is actually an extremely complex and heterogenous society. In particular, `practice' at the micro-level of.

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