The Nature of the Japanese State: Rationality and Rituality

The Nature of the Japanese State: Rationality and Rituality

by Brian J. McVeigh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415171067

ISBN-13: 9780415171069

Pub. Date: 11/10/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Using an anthropological approach, Brian J. McVeigh shows how a greater understanding of the Japanese state can reconcile an apparent paradox--that it's both a high-tech superpower and a deeply ceremonial society. He argues that both rationality and rituality constitute

a bureaucratic ethos.

its sharp criticism of observations deemed to be inaccurate...this is a

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Using an anthropological approach, Brian J. McVeigh shows how a greater understanding of the Japanese state can reconcile an apparent paradox--that it's both a high-tech superpower and a deeply ceremonial society. He argues that both rationality and rituality constitute

a bureaucratic ethos.

its sharp criticism of observations deemed to be inaccurate...this is a book that leaves no room for complacency (Asian Studies Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415171069
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/10/1998
Series:
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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