A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan
Edited by Jennifer Robertson
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Companion to the Anthropology of Japan by Jennifer Robertson
Book DescriptionThis book is an unprecedented collection of 29 original essays by some of the world's most distinguished scholars of Japan. It covers a broad range of issues, including the colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; eugenics and nation building; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and fashion and food cultures. It resists stale and misleading stereotypes, by presenting new perspectives on Japanese culture and society. It makes Japanese society accessible to readers unfamiliar with the country.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631229551
(263mm x 187mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jennifer Robertson
Companion to the Anthropology of Japan, Paperback (February 2008)
A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan is an unprecedented collection of original essays by some of the field's most distinguished scholars of Japan which, taken together, offer a comprehensive overview of the field.
Same-sex Cultures and Sexualities, Hardback (July 2004)
Demonstrates the centrality of sex, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices. This title presents a broader view of the significance of studying same-sex cultures and sexualities across cultures.
Native and Newcomer, Paperback (April 1994)» View all books by Jennifer Robertson
This ethnography examines the manner in which native and immigrant citizens of Kodaira, a Tokyo suburb, have restructured the past and imagined the future of their city in a quest for an "authentic" Japanese community.
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Author Biography - Jennifer Robertson
Jennifer Robertson is Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan. Robertson has published many articles and book chapters on a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from the seventeenth century to the present. Her most recent research projects include Japanese colonial culture-making, eugenic modernity, war art, and comparative bioethics. She is the author of Native and Newcomer: Making and Unmaking a Japanese City (1991), Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan (1998), and editor of Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is finishing a new book, Blood and Beauty: Eugenic Modernity and Empire in Japan.
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