An Introduction to Japanese Society is a provocative, insightful and highly accessible book comprehensively examining contemporary Japanese society. It provides a thorough and critical analysis of the dominant view that Japanese society is strongly characterised by 'groupism and homogeneity'. Yoshio Sugimoto contests the notion that Japanese society comprises an extremely uniform culture, drawing attention to the subcultural diversity and class competition that exists within it. Sugimoto's views as an 'insider/outsider', having spent many years both in Japan and overseas, are insightful and probing. The book's accessibility and coverage of a broad range of issues, such as education, cultural diversity, power relations, politics and gender and family, makes it essential not only for students of Japan worldwide, but also for professional and lay people seeking a general introduction.
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This insightful and highly accessible book examines contemporary Japanese society. Covering a broad range of issues, Sugimoto comprehensively challenges the dominant view that Japanese society is characterised by 'groupism and homogeneity'. This is an essential general introduction to Japan.Contenuti:
1. The Japan phenomenon and the social sciences; 2. Class and stratification: an overview; 3. Geographical and generational variations; 4. Varieties in work and labor; 5. Diversity and unity in education; 6. Gender stratification and the family system; 7. Minority groups: ethnicity and discrimination; 8. Collusion and competition in the establishment; 9. Popular culture and everyday life; 10. Friendly authoritarianism.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521416922