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Forthcoming Japanese Culture & Society Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Tomoko Aoyama, Laura Dales, Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public...

    To Be Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,...

    To Be Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Japanese Cinema

    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Japanese cinema is historically one of the world’s most important national film industries and one that continues to have a significant global influence. From the Golden Age of the 1930s and the 1950s art-house success of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu to the 1960s New Wave of Imamura and Oshima and...

    To Be Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Philosophy and the Martial Arts

    Engagement

    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical...

    To Be Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Career Women in Contemporary Japan

    Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives

    By Anne Stefanie Aronsson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since Japan’s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass...

    To Be Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Language, Education and Citizenship in Japan

    By Genaro Castro-Vázquez

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Based on extensive original research, this book explores the early educational experiences of foreign children in Japan. It considers foreign children’s experiences of Japanese schools, examines the special tutoring such children often have to improve their language proficiency, and explores the...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Japan: The Basics

    By Christopher P. Hood

    Series: The Basics

    Japan: The Basics, is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: • How do we go about...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    To Be Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Arthur Waley - Writings on Japan 10 Volume Set

    Arthur Waley introduced many of the great classics of Japanese (and Chinese) literature, hitherto unknown, to a European audience in the first half of the twentieth century. Although he was firstly a scholar, Waley’s translations are elegant and poetic, while remaining faithful to the text, and are...

    To Be Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Japanese Adult Video Industry

    By Heung-Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    Unlike many other books on pornography which concentrate on arguments about restricting or not restricting pornography, this book focuses on the production of adult videos. It outlines and examines the industrial dynamics of the industry, its strategies, technological capabilities and...

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge