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An Introduction to Japanese Society



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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 7/12/2010.

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Essential reading for students of Japanese society, An Introduction to Japanese Society now enters its third edition. Here, internationally renowned scholar, Yoshio Sugimoto, writes a sophisticated, yet highly readable and lucid text, using both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative. The book challenges the traditional notion that Japan comprises a uniform culture, and draws attention to its subcultural diversity and class competition. Covering all aspects of Japanese society, it includes chapters on class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment. This new edition features sections on: Japan's cultural capitalism; the decline of the conventional Japanese management model; the rise of the 'socially divided society' thesis; changes of government; the spread of manga, animation and Japan's popular culture overseas; and the expansion of civil society in Japan.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vi
List of Tablesp. vii
Preface to the Third Editionp. x
Map of Japanp. xii
The Japan Phenomenon and the Social Sciencesp. 1
Class and Stratification: An Overviewp. 37
Geographical and Generational Variationsp. 61
Forms of Work in Cultural Capitalismp. 88
Diversity and Unity in Educationp. 124
Gender Stratification and the Family Systemp. 156
'Japaneseness', Ethnicity, and Minority Groupsp. 189
Collusion and Competition in the Establishmentp. 219
Popular Culture and Everyday Lifep. 249
Civil Society and Friendly Authoritarianismp. 278
Referencesp. 305
Indexp. 326
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