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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 socety culture overseas; and the expansion of civil society in Japan. 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 Cambridge University Press Amazon.

Forms of Work in Cultural Capitalism – probably the second most interesting chapter and the most relevant one for me. Excellent reading for anyone with an interest in Japan, necessary reading for any student of Japanese Studies.

This is a really common type of Japanese family. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Victoria Ferauge rated it really liked it Feb 24, This book explores the breadth and diversity of Japanese society, with chapters covering class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment.

The author seems quite keen to refute commonly-held assumptions about some subjects, particularly Japanese education, but I’m not sure that I’m completely convinced; I hoshio the author would have been better served covering the points that he targets in more detail before explaining that he would then provide his own alternative view. For example, jwpanese the geographical variation part, Japanesw did not agree in the way people raised outside Tokyo are considered as bilingual.


An Introduction to Japanese Society by Yoshio Sugimoto

Yoshio Sugimoto presents a very unbiased view of Japanese society, and covers many different aspects, japabese as gender, hierarchy the vertical societyand education that play daily roles in the maintaining of the structure and implement of Japanese ways.

Trivia About An Socieety t Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. One thing I really don’t like about this book is that many of his points are not strong and deep enough to make claims or at least give the core of an issue.

Written in a clear and engaging style, An Introduction to Japanese Society provides an insight into all aspects of a diverse and ever-evolving contemporary Japan. No trivia or quizzes yet.

So here, in brief, are the names 10 chapters and what I think of them. First posted at With Love socjety Japan, Eustacia Christina rated it liked it Mar 08, And when does harmony lead to conformity? They only have differences in the word choice, dialect, and accent.

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Istvan Zoltan rated it really liked it Jan 20, Geographical and Generational Variations. Account Options Sign in. I will pick up the fourth some time in the future. Selected pages Title Page.

Jul 05, Alice Jennings rated it it was amazing. I own this boom it was so good.


An Introduction to Japanese Society

It should find a way to teach the children that the thinking like ‘men should work outside and women should stay home’ is already fogy. Jan 26, Armando Bravo salcido rated it really liked it Shelves: Internationally renowned scholar Yoshio Sugimoto uses both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative in this sophisticated yet highly readable text.

Anyway, this book really is a brief introduction to Japanese society. Account Options Sign in. However, I doubt if they really teach that at school.

Published by Cambridge University Press first published I don’t actually have a reason why I’m reading this book. Collusion and Competition in the Establishment – Politics in Japan.

Sociefy and Competition in the Establishment. Covering all aspects of Japanese society, it includes chapters on class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment. Class and Stratification An Overview. Nevertheless, recently, this situation has raised to a new level which even causes discrimination to ‘Gaijin’.

It’s a nice introduction, but if you want an in depth look, you should go and read Japanese Politics Today from Karaoke to Kabuki Democracy. Now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Japanese Society remains essential reading for students of Japanese society. Cambridge University Press Amazon.