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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

Edited by: Lyon Bestor Victoria , Theodore C. Bestor , Akiko Yamagata

Print publication date:  April  2011
Online publication date:  April  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415436496
eBook ISBN: 9780203818459
Adobe ISBN: 9781136736278

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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of significant phenomena, institutions, and directions in Japan today, on issues ranging from gender and family, the environment, race and ethnicity, and urban life, to popular culture and electronic media. Written by an international team of Japan experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into Japanese culture and society. As such, the Handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in all things Japanese. Students, teachers and professionals alike will benefit from the broad ranging discussions, useful links to online resources and suggested reading lists.

The Handbook will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines including Japanese Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Shōwa-era Japan and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Four cultures of Japanese politics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The cultures and politics of language in Japan today Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Japanese education and education reform Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Religion in contemporary Japanese lives Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Law and society in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The urbanization of the Japanese landscape Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Social class and social identity in postwar Japan Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The politics of gender in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Change and diversity in the Japanese family Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Japan’s queer cultures Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Race, ethnicity, and minorities in modern Japan Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Life on the margins in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Aging and social welfare in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The new prominence of the civil sector in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Contemporary architecture in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Japanese film and television Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Manga and anime Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Popular music in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The sportscape of contemporary Japan Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cultural flows Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cuisine and identity in contemporary Japan Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Timeline Download PDF
List_of_useful_online_resources Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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