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Updates include an exploration of the ‘Cool Japan’ phenomenon and the explosion of Japanese culture overseas. This revised edition has been updated to cover developments in the five years since the first edition was published.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Japan’s cultural capitalism; introdutcion decline of the conventional Japanese management model; the rise of the ‘socially divided society’ thesis; changes of government; the spread of manga, animation and Japan’s popular culture overseas; and the expansion of civil society in Japan.

Jan 26, Armando Bravo salcido rated it really liked it Shelves: Now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Japanese Society remains essential reading for students of Japanese society. Geographical and Generational Variations – A japaneese look at how different parts of Japan differ from each other in terms of culture, language, business, etc as well as how each generation post-war, global generation, etc differ and it’s implications.

In a basic scale, they are all speaking one language which is Nihongo Japanese. If I didn’t have to read it wociety a class I probably wouldn’t have picked it up, but I’m glad I had the chance! This book explores the breadth and diversity of Japanese society, with chapters covering class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment. TkYL rated it it was amazing Feb 02, I own this boom it was so good. Varieties in Work and Labor.

Popular Culture and Everyday Life – Quite naturally, my favourite chapter, especially as it covers things like popular culture, folk culture and alternative culture.


Be the first to ask a question about An Introduction to Japanese Society. Simply the best sociological analysis of Japan available in english.

introducion Feb 07, Bahia rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Japan Phenomenon and the Social Sciences – Basically, the introduction where it tells you what the author doesn’t like about how most people view Japan and how he intends to find a middle ground. They only have differences in the word choice, dialect, and accent. So here, in brief, are the names 10 chapters and what I think of them. Civil Jpaanese and Friendly Authoritarianism – Trying to make the case that life in Japan is ‘authoritarian’, Although I think that if you compare it to Singapore, Singapore might be considered stricter at least, that’s what a lot of Japanese say, especially when they hear about the stance towards gum and littering.

For example, in the geographical variation part, I did not agree in the way people raised outside Tokyo are considered as bilingual. Nevertheless, recently, this situation has raised to a new level which even causes discrimination to ‘Gaijin’.

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Diversity and Unity in Education. I have been living and working in Japan for close to 4 years now, but I really don’t know much about the modern culture and the kinds of real issues Japan is having.

An Introduction to Japanese Sugimpto.

Well, I may be a bit biased on why I was particularly taken with this book considering my academic background but nonetheless, it has some GREAT info about Japanese social structure. Gabriel Germain rated it really liked it Nov 23, Simon Doherty rated it really liked it Mar 12, Books by Yoshio Sugimoto. The book offers a suggimoto approach sugi,oto all aspects of Japanese society, with chapters on class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment.

I don’t actually have a reason why I’m reading this book.


An Introduction to Japanese Society

Victoria Ferauge rated it really liked japandse Feb 24, Sandy rated it liked it Jan 25, John Ostermiller rated it really liked it Jun 20, Published by Cambridge University Press first published Sadly I didn’t know there was a fourth edition so I picked up the third edition instead. I thought that was normal And when does harmony lead to conformity? This new edition features sections on: Al Is it because am a Japanese so his writing is a little bit like protecting the Japanese view and sometimes even exaggerating the great of Japanese culture?

I will pick up the fourth some time in the future. It lifts the veil of “Cool Japan” most of us see on the outside and allows the reader to peer inside, intrroduction might surprise and disillusion some about Japan whilst others may remain entirely unfazed. Collusion and Competition in the Establishment. Popular Culture and Everyday Life. In that case, the ‘new’ children will grow up with a different mind. Japanese society is nothing like how you think it is. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It should find a way to teach the children that the thinking like ‘men should work outside and women should stay home’ is already japanexe.

Forms of Work in Cultural Capitalism – probably the second most interesting chapter and the most relevant one for me. Return to Book Page. This book did a great job as an introduction, and I recommend it to anyone interested in Japan or living in Japan. Alongside Joy Hendry, Sugimoto is excellent in giving a general overview of the key topics of Japan- work, gender, education, home e.