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By Jennifer Robertson

This publication is an remarkable selection of 29 unique essays by way of the various world’s such a lot amazing students of Japan.

  • Covers a extensive variety of concerns, together with the colonial roots of anthropology within the jap academy; eugenics and country development; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and style and foodstuff cultures
  • Resists stale and deceptive stereotypes, through featuring new views on jap tradition and society
  • Makes jap society available to readers surprising with the country

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Bennett, John. 1970. Some Observations on Western Anthropological Research on Japan. In The Study of Japan in the Behavioral Sciences. Edward Norbeck and Susan Parman, eds. pp. 11–27. Rice University Studies 56. Bennett, John, and Michio Nagai. 1953. The Japanese Critique of the Methodology of Benedict’s The Chrysanthemum and the Sword. American Anthropologist 55:404–411. Bourdieu, P. 1986. Outline of a Theory of Practice. Trans. R. Nice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Buruma, Ian. 1984.

1939. Suye Mura: A Japanese Village. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. —— 1945. The Japanese Nation: A Social Survey. New York: Farrar & Rinehart. —— 1947. Review of Benedict (1946). American Sociological Review 1(1):245–246. —— 1950. A Note on Ethnocentrism in Anthropology. American Anthropologist 52(3): 430–432. Fair, Janet Kay. 1996. Japanese Women’s Language and the Ideology of Japanese Uniqueness. D. dissertation, University of Chicago. Hardacre, Helen. 1994. Response of Buddhism and Shinto¯ to the Issue of Brain Death and Organ Transplant.

Oka was born in 1898 in the city of Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture. He was a high school student when the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917 and this event sparked his interest in leftist ideology. He read some left-wing magazines, a book by Kropotkin, and some German books on Marxism. He also taught himself Russian, participated in the student-led democracy movement, and joined up with several college students who subscribed to Marxism. He also obtained a copy of Friedrich Engels’ The Origins of Family, Private Property and the State (1844) and Lewis Henry Morgan’s Ancient Society (1877).

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