Dimensions of Japanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream

Dimensions of Japanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream

by K. Henshall

Paperback(1999)

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Overview

Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and Evil, but by broad aesthetic concepts based on Pure and Impure. What they include as 'impure' will surprise many readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333772393
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/23/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kenneth G. Henshall is Professor of Japanese Studies in the department of Asian Studies at the University of Canterbury, UK

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Japan as Other, and the Other Japan The Essentials of Society: Men and Women On the Fringes of Society: Minorities and Other Marginal The Mainstream of Society: Being a Normal Japanese Conclusion: Japan as Itself, and the Aesthetics of Purity References Glossary of Key Japanese Terms Index

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