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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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Brian J. McVeigh uses a unique anthropological approach to step outside flawed stereotypes of Japanese society and really engage in the current debate over the role of bureaucracy in Japanese politics.
To many in the West, Japan appears as a paradox: a rational, high-tech economic superpower and yet at the same time a deeply ritualistic and ceremonial society. This

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Brian J. McVeigh uses a unique anthropological approach to step outside flawed stereotypes of Japanese society and really engage in the current debate over the role of bureaucracy in Japanese politics.
To many in the West, Japan appears as a paradox: a rational, high-tech economic superpower and yet at the same time a deeply ritualistic and ceremonial society. This adventurous new study demonstrates how these nominally conflicting impressions of Japan can be reconciled and a greater understanding of the state achieved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136222528
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
2 MB

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