Japan and National Anthropology
By (author) Sonia Ryang
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Japan and National Anthropology by Sonia Ryang
Book DescriptionJapan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar anthropology of Japan has come to be dominated by certain conceptual and methodological and exposes the extent to which this process has occluded our view of Japan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415700320
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sonia Ryang
Reading North Korea, Hardback (May 2012)
Sonia Ryang casts new light on the study of North Korean culture and society by reading literary texts as sources of ethnographic data. Ryang focuses critical attention on three central themes--love, war, and self--that reflect the nearly complete overlap of the personal, social, and political realms in North Korean society.
Diaspora without Homeland, Paperback (September 2008)View all books by Sonia Ryang
More than one-half million people of Korean descent reside in Japan - the largest ethnic minority in a country often assumed to be homogeneous. This title blends original empirical research with the vibrant field of diaspora studies to understand the complicated history, identity, and status of the Korean minority in Japan.
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Author Biography - Sonia Ryang
Sonia Ryang is Associate Profesor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, USA. She is also the author of Koreans in Japan.
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