Japanese Society: Tradition, Self, and the Social Order / Edition 1

Japanese Society: Tradition, Self, and the Social Order / Edition 1

by Robert J. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521315522

ISBN-13: 9780521315524

Pub. Date: 04/26/1985

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As the world's only major industrial society yet to emerge from outside the Western tradition, Japan has evolved into an industrial state very different from those of the West. Robert Smith argues that this difference is found not so much in organisational and institutional forms as in the Japanese view of the relationship of individuals to one another and to

Overview

As the world's only major industrial society yet to emerge from outside the Western tradition, Japan has evolved into an industrial state very different from those of the West. Robert Smith argues that this difference is found not so much in organisational and institutional forms as in the Japanese view of the relationship of individuals to one another and to society as a whole. He traces the origin of this difference to the historical traditions of Japan, which rest on cultural premises quite unlike those of the Western world. His compelling and convincing analysis of contemporary Japanese society has far-reaching implications for our understanding of the nature of the modern industrial world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521315524
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/26/1985
Series:
Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Alfred Harris; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The creation of tradition; 2. Order and diffuseness; 3. Self and other; 4. The perfectible society; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Indexes.

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