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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780631229551
ISBN-10: 0631229558
Format: Hardback
(263mm x 187mm x 35mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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