An Introduction to Japanese Society

An Introduction to Japanese Society

by Yoshio Sugimoto
     
 

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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

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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.

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"Many introductory textbooks on Japan are spinelessly benign with pastiches of essentialist snapshots, but Sugimoto accepts the challenge of representing complexity. This welcome fourth edition, updated from the 1997 original ... is evidence of how much his critical perspective has been cherished by generations of instructors and scholars."
L. Miller, Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107386549
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Yoshio Sugimoto is Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Sciences and Communications at La Trobe University, Victoria.

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