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  • Love in Modern Japan

    Its Estrangement from Self, Sex and Society

    By Sonia Ryang

    This compelling and controversial book places the concept of love in both a social and historical context. Taking an approach in which state formation and vicissitude of power are explicitly taken into account in the discussion of intimacy and love, the author demonstrates that love as idealization…

    Paperback – 2008-07-09
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Koreans in Japan

    Critical Voices from the Margin

    Edited by Sonia Ryang

    Koreans in Japan are a barely known minority, not only in the West but also within Japan itself. This pioneering study analyses these relations in the context of the particular conditions and constraints that Koreans face in Japanese society. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including…

    Paperback – 2005-04-28
    Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

  • Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique

    By Sonia Ryang

    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…

    Paperback – 2004-05-27

  • North Koreans In Japan

    Language, Ideology, And Identity

    By Sonia Ryang

    This fascinating ethnography provides unique insights into the history, politics, ideology, and daily life of North Koreans living in Japan. Because Sonia Ryang was raised in this community, she was able to gain unprecedented access and to bring her personal knowledge to bear on this closed society…

    Paperback – 1997-01-10

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