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By Jennifer Robertson

This ebook is an unheard of number of 29 unique essays via a number of the world’s so much unique students of Japan.

  • Covers a vast variety of concerns, together with the colonial roots of anthropology within the eastern academy; eugenics and kingdom construction; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and type and meals cultures
  • Resists stale and deceptive stereotypes, by way of featuring new views on eastern tradition and society
  • Makes jap society obtainable to readers unusual with the country

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The constituent essays explore the history of eugenics as one way in which scientific concepts and methods were applied to the joint project of culture-making and nation-building (Jennifer Robertson); the regional varieties of Japanese households and their global context (Emiko Ochiai); the construction of personhood through the embodied medium of a terminal illness (Susan Orpett Long); the historical formation and operations of a ‘‘Japanese’’ cinema that reveals and contests ‘‘glocalization’’ (Aaron Gerow); and the historical beginnings and contemporary features of a national cuisine (Katarzyna Cwiertka).

1985. Pleasure and Danger: Toward a Politics of Sexuality. In Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality. Carol Vance, ed. pp. 1–27. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Ward, Robert, and Dankwart Rustow. 1964. Political Modernization in Japan and Turkey. Princeton: Princeton University Press. A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan Edited by Jennifer Robertson Copyright © 2005 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd PART II Cultures, Histories, and Identities A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan Edited by Jennifer Robertson Copyright © 2005 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd CHAPTER 2 The Imperial Past of Anthropology in Japan Katsumi Nakao INTRODUCTION: THE POLITICS OF NAMING In 1995 the Executive Committee of the Japanese Society of Ethnology (Nihon minzoku gakkai) proposed that the society’s name be changed and distributed questionnaires on the subject to its members.

1997. The Other Japan: Conflict, Compromise, and Resistance Since 1945, new edn. 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.

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