The Monkey as Mirror: Symbolic Transformations in Japanese History and Ritual

The Monkey as Mirror: Symbolic Transformations in Japanese History and Ritual

by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

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ISBN-13: 9780691094342
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/21/1987
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author


Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, a native of Japan, is Vilas Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among her works are Illness and Healing among the Sakhalin Ainu: A Symbolic Interpretation and Illness and Culture in Contemporary Japan: An Anthropological View (both Cambridge).

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Paul Friedrich

This gem of anthropological analysis, of elegant dialectic between subtle theory and thoroughly understood experience and records, may be reviewed under five interconnected rubrics: ambiguity, dynamics, micro- and macro-time, reflexive structure, and tropes in social context. Let it be noted that by pervasively interweaving paragraphs about Japanese (pre)history and present life, the author constructs a model introduction to the culture that should be assigned reading in areal courses and introductory anthropology.
Paul Friedrich, University of Chicago

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