Download A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan (Blackwell by Jennifer Robertson PDF

By Jennifer Robertson

This publication is an unparalleled choice of 29 unique essays by means of the various world’s so much distinctive students of Japan. Covers a vast variety of concerns, together with the colonial roots of anthropology within the eastern academy; eugenics and kingdom construction; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and model and nutrition cultures Resists stale and deceptive stereotypes, through offering new views on jap tradition and society Makes jap society obtainable to readers surprising with the rustic

Show description

Read or Download A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan (Blackwell Companions to Anthropology) PDF

Similar cultural books

Cultural Rights: Technology, Legality and Personality (International Library of Sociology)

Cultural Rights goals to mix sociology of tradition and cultural stories techniques to supply an cutting edge interpretation of up to date tradition. It develops Walter Benjamin's arguments at the results of mechanical copy by way of seeing what has occurred to originality and authenticity in postmodern tradition.

The Embodied Female

This is often the 1st quantity in a distinct sequence bobbing up out of the Committee on ladies and Psychoanalysis. This quantity provides a set of hugely unique and insightful essays greatly excited about the learn of the psychic corollaries of women's actual event.

Performing Capital: Toward a Cultural Economy of Popular and Global Finance

This books reports types of capital 'popular finance' and argues that it is necessary, as a website at which capital is noticeable now not as a macro-structural truth yet as a class itself, which should be made and played within the areas the place is doesn't exist already. 'Culture' is used to interfere into daily areas to strengthen capital there.

Additional info for A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan (Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

Example text

1984. The Structure of Obscurity: Gertrude Stein, Language, and Cubism. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Embree, John. 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.

What was the status of anthropology at other Japanese colonial universities? In 1928 Utsurikawa Nenozo ¯ , who had trained as an anthropologist under Roland B. Dixon at Harvard University, joined the literature and law faculty of Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University in Taiwan, which included an Institute of Ethnology. As I noted earlier, the Japanese governor general of Taiwan supervised the survey of existing customs, and thus many anthropologists came to Taiwan to conduct research during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Not surprisingly, most of the staff specialized in physical anthropology and published a great many papers about Korean physical anthropology in the Journal of the Anthropological Society of Nippon. Akiba Takashi and Suzuki Eitaro¯ were sociologists in the department of law and literature at Keijo Imperial University, and Akamatsu Chijo¯ was a scholar of religion there. Before being assigned to Keijo Imperial University, Akiba had studied anthropology in England with Edward Westermarck. Based at Tokyo Imperial University, Akamatsu studied religious psychology and sociology in France under the direction of ´ mile Durkheim.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 47 votes