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Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique

By Sonia Ryang

© 2004 – Routledge

276 pages

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Japan 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement Notes to the Reader Introduction 1. Anthropology and the War 2. Benedictian Myth 3. Occupation Anthropology 4. Locating Japanese Kinship 5. The Emergence of National Anthropology 6. Japanese Self Afterword Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Sonia Ryang is Associate Profesor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, USA. She is also the author of Koreans in Japan.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General