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Interpreting Japanese Society

Anthropological Approaches


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First published in 1986Interpreting Japanese Society became something of a classic in the field. In this newly updated edition, the value of anthropoligical approaches to help understand ancient and complex nation are clearly demonstrated. While living and working in Japan, the contributors have studied important areas of society. Religion, ritual, leisure, family and social relations are covered as are Japanese perceptions of time and space, often so different from western concepts. This new edition of Interpreting Japanese Society shows what an important contribution research in such a rapidly changing industrialised nation can make to the subject of anthropology. Joy Hendry, Laurence Caillet, Patrick Beillevaire, Thomas Crump, Augustin Berque, Eyal Ben-Ari, Jane M. Bachnik, Okpyo Moon Kim, Jan Van Bremen

Author Biography

Joy Hendry is Professor of Social Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. She has 25 years experience specialising in the anthropological study of Japan and is the author of Understanding Japanese Society and Wrapping Culture
Release date NZ
April 30th, 1998
Edited by Jonathan Webber Edited by Joy Hendry
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd New edition
8 Tables, black and white
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