By Jennifer Robertson

ISBN-10: 0631229558

ISBN-13: 9780631229551

This booklet is an exceptional choice of 29 unique essays via a number of the world’s so much exclusive students of Japan. Covers a large diversity of concerns, together with the colonial roots of anthropology within the eastern academy; eugenics and state development; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and type and meals cultures Resists stale and deceptive stereotypes, through providing new views on jap tradition and society Makes jap society available to readers unexpected with the rustic

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Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe. Nisbet, R. 1977. Sociology as an Art Form. London: Oxford University Press. Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. 1994. Brain Death and Organ Transplantation: Cultural Bases of Medical Technology. Current Anthropology 35(3):233–254. Robertson, Jennifer. 1994 [1991]. Native and Newcomer: Making and Remaking a Japanese City. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. —— 1997. Empire of Nostalgia: Rethinking Internationalization in Japan Today. Theory, Culture and Society 14(4):97–122.

1996. Japanese Women’s Language and the Ideology of Japanese Uniqueness. D. dissertation, University of Chicago. Hardacre, Helen. 1994. Response of Buddhism and Shinto¯ to the Issue of Brain Death and Organ Transplant. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 3:585–601. Hendry, Joy. 1993. Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Cultures. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 16 J E N N I F E R R O B E RT S O N Kelly, William. 1991. Directions in the Anthropology of Contemporary Japan.

However, in order to understand the land-use system, Japanese administrators needed to be familiar not only with the Chinese and Taiwanese administrative systems but also with the systems of lineage, succession, and marriage. The section head in charge of these ethnological investigations was Okamatsu Sanaro¯, a professor of law at Kyoto Imperial University. He had been to Germany and studied civil codes and primitive law under the instruction of Josef Kohler, who was one of a group of scholars who studied and compared the laws of primitive societies.

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