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  1. Japan's Minorities

    The illusion of homogeneity, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Weiner

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Based on original research, Japan's Minorities provides a clear historical introduction to the formation of individual minorities, followed by an analysis of the contemporary situation. This second edition identifies and explores the six principal minority groups in Japan: the Ainu, the Burakumin,...

    Published November 24th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Families in Asia

    Home and Kin, 2nd Edition

    By Stella Quah

    Families in Asia provides a unique sociological analysis of family trends in Asia. Stella R. Quah uses demographic and survey data, personal interviews and case studies from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to provide a...

    Published September 14th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japan

    Edited by Peter Ackermann, Dolores Martinez, Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the...

    Published August 30th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Population Decline and Ageing in Japan - The Social Consequences

    By Florian Coulmas

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of one of the most pressing challenges facing Japan today: population decline and ageing. It argues that social ageing is a phenomenon that follows in the wake of industrialization, urbanization and social modernization, bringing about changes in values,...

    Published August 30th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Love in Modern Japan

    Its Estrangement from Self, Sex and Society

    By Sonia Ryang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    This compelling and controversial book places the concept of love in both a social and historical context. Taking an approach in which state formation and vicissitude of power are explicitly taken into account in the discussion of intimacy and love, the author demonstrates that love as idealization...

    Published July 8th 2008 by Routledge

  6. The Ethics of Aesthetics in Japanese Cinema and Literature

    Polygraphic Desire

    By Nina Cornyetz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This is an innovative, scholarly and original study of the ethics of modern Japanese aesthetics from the 1930s, through the Second World War and into the post-war period. Nina Cornyetz embarks on new and unprecedented readings of some of the most significant literary and film texts of the Japanese...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

    By Elise K Tipton, Elise K. Tipton

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This thoroughly updated second edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, the book charts the country's evolution into a modernized, economic and...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Japanese popular culture is constantly evolving in the face of internal and external influence. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan examines this evolution from a new and challenging perspective by focusing on the movements of popular culture into and out of Japan. Taking a multidisciplinary...

    Published February 20th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Ageing in Asia

    Asia’s Position in the New Global Demography

    Edited by Roger Goodman, Sarah Harper

    The volume takes four key themes related to ageing – the experience of old age; intergenerational relations; economics of and social policy for ageing; longevity and the culture of ageing - and examines how these issues are emerging in different regions of Asia, specifically, the former Soviet...

    Published December 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  10. Support for Victims of Crime in Asia

    Edited by Wing-Cheong Chan

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Giving victims of crime a greater role in the criminal justice system is a relatively recent development, a trend likely to continue and increase in the foreseeable future. In many jurisdictions it has led to compensation schemes funded by the state, support for victims of crime to help them...

    Published September 3rd 2007 by Routledge