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  1. Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan

    Crafting Masculinities

    By Romit Dasgupta

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

    In Japan, the figure of the suited, white-collar office worker or business executive ‘salaryman’ (or, sarariiman), came to be associated with Japan’s economic transformation following World War Two. The ubiquitous salaryman came to signify both Japanese masculinity, and Japanese corporate culture,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto

    Claiming a Right to the Past

    By Christoph Brumann

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    As the historic capital of the country and the stronghold of the nation’s most celebrated traditions, the city of Kyoto holds a unique place in the Japanese imagination. Widely praised for the beauty of its townscape and natural environments, it is both a popular destination for tourists and home...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan

    By Sharon Kinsella

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japanese society in the 1990s and 2000s produced a range of complicated material about sexualized schoolgirls, and few topics have caught the imagination of western observers so powerfully. While young Japanese girls had previously been portrayed as demure and obedient, in training to become the...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

    By Valerie Wee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japan

    Edited by Joseph D. Hankins, Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book argues that sound – as it is created, transmitted, and perceived – plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Japan's New Left Movements

    Legacies for Civil Society

    By Takemasa Ando

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

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan shocked the world. In the wake the of the disaster, questions were asked as to why Japanese antinuclear movements were not able to prevent those with vested interests, such as businesses, bureaucrats...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Femininities

    By Justin Charlebois

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The corporate salaryman and professional housewife stand as hegemonic archetypes of masculinity and femininity in Japan. However, these rigid gender roles are being challenged by women who are seeking to move beyond the strictly defined confines of their traditional roles as caregivers and...

    Published July 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

    Edited by Victoria Bestor, Theodore C. Bestor, Akiko Yamagata

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea

    De-mystifying Stereotypes

    By Hyunjoon Park

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    International comparisons of student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading have consistently shown that Japanese and Korean students outperform their peers in other parts of world. Understandably, this has attracted many policymakers and researchers seeking to emulate this success, but...

    Published May 14th 2013 by Routledge