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why is the author referred to as “he” in the description? i looked up Chie Nakane, and she is a lady, according to wikipedia and a few other sites that have. Nakane Chie: anthropology: Anthropology in Asia: Nakane Chie of the University of Tokyo, trained after the war, has long been the best-known Japanese. Dr. Nakane Chie is a leading social anthropologist in Japan. Her characteristi.

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To ask chiw readers questions about Japanese Societyplease sign up. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This short work presents a configuration of the important elements to be found in contemporary Japanese social life, and attempts to shed new light on Japanese society.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. However, on this topic I highly recommend Ruth Benedict’s “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” for more wide-reaching analysis.

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Being a father is an attribute. Regardless of how right or wrong you think such a dynamic is, understanding this is key to understanding Japanese society as a whole according to Nakane. Jan 20, Karu rated it it was amazing.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. About the Book This short work presents a configuration of the important elements to be found in contemporary Japanese social life, and attempts to shed new light on Japanese society. At the same time, she impressed people by her enthusiastic experiments which linked field research to convincing theories that covered large areas of the globe.

Nakane says that “the most characteristic feature of Japanese social organization arises from the single bond in social relationships: Japanese Society is an analysis of the structure of Japanese societywritten by Nakane Chie. Three quick thoughts about this book: Preview — Japanese Society by Chie Nakane.


Inshe graduated from the postgraduate school of the University of Tokyo, and joined the University’s Institute of Oriental Culture as an assistant. This distinguished work not only depicts Japanese chke vividly, but also provided a positive comparative analysis.

Nakane also formulates the criteria of ‘attribute’ and ‘frame’ to illuminate that way that groups are formed in Japan, and to compare Japan with other countries. But it endures for the same reason Benedict’s does–she vhie searching for underlying principles which are important to Japanese society and which will continue to be felt for many generations to come, regardless of superficial changes in areas like technology.

But this extended essay is OK if cihe looking for something quick and specific to the office lifestyle.

Caitlyn rated it really liked it Oct 10, Read part of it for Japanese culture course, very inspiring, a masterpiece of Japanese culture studies. Being a student from Harvard university, in their medical research naoane, between the yearsetc. More up to date than Benedict’s book, it also has the advantage of being written by an actual Japanese person. Refresh and try again. Studies by Margaret Mead and Geoffrey Gorer deal with other national cultures; however, all of these studies take off from national psychology.

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Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Katie rated it liked it Aug nqkane, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: Too dry for me. Nakane, employed her broad network of acquaintances and organizational ability, to conducting numerous research projects and to training young researchers.


Mar 01, Caterina mytsubo rated it it was amazing. Feb 27, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 16, Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Nakane deals with his own society as a social anthropologist using nkaane of the methods which he was accustomed to applying in examining any other society.

Japanese Society by Chie Nakane

Structuralist interpretation of Japanese society that helps to understand how traditional Japanese look at their relationships. A classic, but I’ve read most of this before though this was groundbreaking work when it came out–just an accident of how I’ve been reading that I got to it only now–have read much of the book as excerpts in the past though.

Want to Read saving…. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Chiee. Nov 02, Velvetea rated it it was ok Shelves: Nakane has tried to construct a structural image of Japanese society, synthesizing the major distinguishing features to be found in Japanese life.

This short work presents a configuration of the important elements to be found in contemporary Japanese social chiw, and attempts to shed new light on Japanese society. From School to Employment 2. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. There are issues that pertain to her in this vertical society that aren’t covered and should be treated with equal importance.

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