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Dimensions of Japanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream

Dimensions of Japanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Henshall, K.

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For all the attention it has drawn, Japan remains a mystery to most westerners. Understanding has not always been helped by books that have focused too much on its exotic otherness, or made sweeping generalizations, or in recent years 'deconstructed' it and over-emphasized divers...ity and universality. Dimensions provides a much-needed balanced and comprehensive analysis, examining both diversity and uniformity, the particular and the universal, the normal and the abnormal. Among other remarkable revelations, it presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organization of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and Evil, but by broad aesthetic concepts based on Pure and Impure. What is included in these categories will surprise many readers. Combined with the legacy of an authoritarian regime from the seventeenth century, they underlie many of the supposed paradoxes of modern Japan.
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ISBN 9780333772393
Released NZ 8 Jun 1999
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780333772393
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Released 8 Jun 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Henshall, K.
Category Cultural Studies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 249
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 306.0952
Weight 350g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Social sciences, Welfare state, Anthropology
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly