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  1. Dismantling the East-West Dichotomy

    Essays in Honour of Jan van Bremen

    Edited by Joy Hendry, Heung Wah Wong

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    It has been customary in the appraisal of the different approaches to the study of Japan anthropology to invoke an East-West dichotomy positing hegemonic ‘Western’ systems of thought against a more authentic ‘Eastern’ alternative. Top scholars in the field of Japan anthropology examine, challenge...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Care of the Elderly in Japan

    By Yongmei Wu

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    The problems of an ageing population are particularly acute in Japan. These problems include people living longer, with many needing more care, and the problems of supporting them by a diminishing working population and a diminishing tax base. This book, based on extensive fieldwork in a Japanese...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  3. War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan

    The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges

    By Yoshiko Nozaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan’s occupation of neighbouring countries during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945), and which have been challenged by critics who favour more critical, peace and justice perspectives,...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Changing Japanese Family

    Edited by Marcus Rebick, Ayumi Takenaka

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese family is shifting in fundamental ways, specifically in terms of attitudes towards family and societal relationships, and also the role of the family in society. Changing Japanese Family explores these significant changes which include an ageing population, delayed marriages, a fallen...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots

    A Social History of Japanese Television, 1953 - 1973

    By Jayson Makoto Chun

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    This book offers a history of Japanese television audiences and the popular media culture that television helped to spawn. In a comparatively short period, the television industry helped to reconstruct not only postwar Japanese popular culture, but also the Japanese social and political landscape....

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Japan, Race and Equality

    The Racial Equality Proposal of 1919

    By Naoko Shimazu

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This study explores the Japanese motivations in raising the proposal for racial equality at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. This is the first comprehensive analysis of an historically significant event which has not been given adequate scholarly attention in the past. The story which unfolds...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Nationalisms in Japan

    Edited by Naoko Shimazu

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Nationalisms in Japan brings together leading specialists in the field to discuss how notions of ‘nationalism’ in modern Japan impinges on all aspects of social, political and cultural understanding of the Japanese nation or the Japanese state. This book is clearly presented and jargon-free, and...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Diasporas

    Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents and Uncertain Futures

    Edited by Nobuko Adachi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Japanese Diasporas examines the relationship of overseas Japanese and their descendents (Nikkei) with their home and host nations, focusing on the political, social and economic struggles of Nikkei. Frequently abandoned by their homeland, and experiencing alienation in their host nations, the...

    Published March 10th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Japanese Popular Music

    Culture, Authenticity and Power

    By Carolyn Stevens

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Japanese popular culture has been steadily increasing in visibility both in Asia and beyond in recent years. This book examines Japanese popular music, exploring its historical development, technology, business and production aspects, audiences, and language and culture. Based both on extensive...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Globalisation and Japanese Organisational Culture

    An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France

    By Mitchell Sedgwick

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Globalisation – the global movement, and control, of products, capital, technologies, persons and images – increasingly takes place through the work of organisations, perhaps the most powerful of which are multinational corporations. Based in an ethnographic analysis of cross-cultural social...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge