Dimersions of Japanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream

Dimersions of Japanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream

by K. Henshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312221924

ISBN-13: 9780312221928

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and

Overview

Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and Evil, but by broad aesthetic concepts based on Pure and Impure. What they include as 'impure' will surprise many readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312221928
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Japan as Other, and the Other Japan The Essentials of Society: Men and Women On the Fringes of Society: Minorities and Other Marginal The Mainstream of Society: Being a Normal Japanese Conclusion: Japan as Itself, and the Aesthetics of Purity References Glossary of Key Japanese Terms Index

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