杉本良夫著/日本社会入門(第2版)<br>An Introduction to Japanese Society (Contemporary Japanese Society) (2ND)

杉本良夫著/日本社会入門(第2版)
An Introduction to Japanese Society (Contemporary Japanese Society) (2ND)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 316 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521529259
  • DDC分類 306.0952

基本説明

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.

Full Description


In a second edition of his book which has become essential reading for students of Japanese society, Yoshio Sugimoto uses both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative. In so doing he challenges the traditional notion that Japan comprises a uniform culture, and draws attention to its subcultural diversity and class competition. The author also examines what he calls 'friendly authoritarianism' - the force behind the Japanese tendency to be ostensibly faithful to particular groups and companies. The book offers a wide-ranging approach to all aspects of Japanese society, with chapters on class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment. As a reviewer of the first edition noted, 'Accolades to Yoshio Sugimoto for his latest contribution to contemporary literature on Japan, An Introduction to Japanese Society, which is wide-ranging, thought-provoking and comprehensive.' Asian Studies Review

Table of Contents

        List of Figures                            viii
List of Tables ix
Preface to the First Edition xi
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Map of Japan xiv
The Japan Phenomenon and the Social Sciences 1 (34)
Class and Stratification: An Overview 35 (25)
Geographical and Generational Variations 60 (26)
Varieties in Work and Labor 86 (29)
Diversity and Unity in Education 115 (31)
Gender Stratification and the Family System 146 (37)
Minority Groups: Ethnicity and 183 (29)
Discrimination
Collusion and Competition in the 212 (32)
Establishment
Popular Culture and Everyday Life 244 (27)
Friendly Authoritarianism 271 (15)
References 286 (21)
Index 307