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An Introduction to Japanese Society by Yoshio Sugimoto

Yoshio Sugimoto challenges the traditional notion that Japan is an homogeneous society with few cultural and social disparities. I thought that was normal But apart from my suspicions that Rena and I are secretly nerds well, one of us is from ACS I and the other from Hwa Chongit’s probably because we want to learn more about the country we’re living in If you’re curious, Rena borrowed a book on the Ainu and one of the religious practices of Japan.

Gender Stratification and the Family System. Telly Ree rated it really liked it Oct 04, Diversity and Unity in Education.

Still, this reading is suitable for college-level learning about Japanese society although I wouldn’t recommend this one. Jul 05, Alice Jennings rated it it was amazing. Collusion and Competition in the Establishment.

Yoshio Sugimoto presents a very unbiased view of Japanese society, and covers many different aspects, such as gender, hierarchy the vertical societyand education that play daily roles in the maintaining of the structure and implement of Japanese ways. Not only in daily life but also in law, the rights of gaijin are not fully protected One funny fact, before the residence card of foreigners in Japan changed its name to ‘zairyu card’, its previous name literally means ‘alien registration card’: The book also challenges some assumptions about Japan.

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Popular Culture and Everyday Life. 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.

Refresh and japnese again. I definitely recommend it for people interested in learning about Jap This book is a great primer on Japanese culture. I picked it up in socieety school library because it looked interesting, not because of lessons or anything although I suppose it has some application w. Alongside Joy Hendry, Sugimoto is excellent in giving a general overview of the key topics of Japan- work, gender, education, home e.

Account Options Sign in. Cambridge University Press Amazon. My library Help Advanced Book Search. An interesting and academic take on Japanese society. It is definitely a work I would recommend to anyone wishing to learn more about Japan, or have japanexe to joshio the socio-politics of Japan, as a beginners level source. This edition also features the latest research into Japanese society, updated statistical data, and coverage of recent events including the earthquake and tsunami, and the change in government.

Sandy rated it liked it Jan 25, Especially good for being contemporary and not relying on mithical accounts of Japan. Account Options Sign in. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. John Ostermiller rated it really liked it Jun 20, My library Help Advanced Book Search. No trivia or quizzes yet. You won’t become and expert on Japanese society after reading this book, but you’ll definitely have learnt something.

Covering all aspects of Japanese society, it includes chapters on class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment. In so doing he challenges the traditional notion that Japan comprises a uniform culture, and draws Lai Chung Yan rated it really liked it Feb 25, But I wonder, is it wrong for everyone to act in a way that promotes harmony?

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In a basic scale, they are all speaking one language which is Nihongo Japanese. 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.

So here, in brief, are the names 10 chapters and what I think of them. Gabriel Germain rated it really liked it Nov 23, Joao rated it liked it Aug 19, All in all, an interesting book, especially if you’re looking to a brief introduction. Books by Yoshio Sugimoto. Essential reading for students of Japanese society, An Introduction to Japanese Society now enters its third edition. The Japan Phenomenon and the Social Sciences. Even if you jump around you will still gain more wrinkles in your brain.

Ivy rated it really liked it Jan 07, I have been living and working in Japan for close to 4 years now, but I really don’t know much about the modern culture nitroduction the kinds of real issues Japan is having.

An Introduction to Japanese Society

Is it because he’s a Japanese so his japabese is a little bit like protecting the Japanese view and sometimes even exaggerating the great of Japanese culture? I don’t actually have a reason why I’m reading this book.

Popular Culture and Everyday Life.

Varieties in Work and Labor. I will pick up the fourth some time in the future.