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Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique

By Sonia Ryang

Routledge – 2004 – 272 pages

Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

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Description

Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar anthropology of Japan has come to be dominated by certain conceptual and methodological and exposes the extent to which this process has occluded our view of Japan.

Contents

Acknowledgement Notes to the Reader Introduction 1. Anthropology and the War 2. Benedictian Myth 3. Occupation Anthropology 4. Locating Japanese Kinship 5. The Emergence of National Anthropology 6. Japanese Self Afterword Notes Bibliography Index

Author Bio

Sonia Ryang is Associate Profesor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, USA. She is also the author of Koreans in Japan.

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Description: By Sonia Ryang. Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang...
Categories: Japanese Studies, Japanese Culture & Society, History & Theory of Anthropology