An Introduction to Japanese Society / Edition 3

An Introduction to Japanese Society / Edition 3

by Yoshio Sugimoto
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521705193

ISBN-13: 9780521705196

Pub. Date: 08/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This provocative, insightful and highly accessible book offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary Japanese society. It challenges the dominant view that Japanese society is strongly characterised by 'groupism and homogeneity'. Covering a broad range of issues, such as the media, education, cultural diversity, power relations, gender and the family, from the

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This provocative, insightful and highly accessible book offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary Japanese society. It challenges the dominant view that Japanese society is strongly characterised by 'groupism and homogeneity'. Covering a broad range of issues, such as the media, education, cultural diversity, power relations, gender and the family, from the perspective of an 'insider/outsider', Sugimoto's analysis is probing and comprehensive. This book is essential for students of Japan and for those seeking a general introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521705196
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures vi

List of Tables vii

Preface to the Third Edition x

Map of Japan xii

1 The Japan Phenomenon and the Social Sciences 1

2 Class and Stratification: An Overview 37

3 Geographical and Generational Variations 61

4 Forms of Work in Cultural Capitalism 88

5 Diversity and Unity in Education 124

6 Gender Stratification and the Family System 156

7 'Japaneseness', Ethnicity, and Minority Groups 189

8 Collusion and Competition in the Establishment 219

9 Popular Culture and Everyday Life 249

10 Civil Society and Friendly Authoritarianism 278

References 305

Index 326

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