An Anthropologist in Japan: Glimpses of Life in the Field

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Taylor & Francis, 4 janv. 2002 - 184 pages
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In this highly personal account Joy Hendry relates her experiences of fieldwork in a Japanese town and reveals a fascinating cross-section of Japanese life. She sets out on a study of politeness but a variety of unpredictable events including a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the family of a poweful local gangster, begin to alter the direction of her research. The book demonstrates the role of chance in the acquisition of anthropological knowledge and demonstrates how moments of insight can be embedded in everyday activity. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the education system, religious beliefs, politics, the family and the neighbourhood in modern Japan.

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Review: An Anthropologist in Japan: Glimpses of Life in the Field (Asa Research Methods)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Rita - Goodreads

1999. This book is of uneven quality, but has quite a few interesting observations. The most readable and memorable parts are descriptions of incidents in her personal life in a year spent in Japan ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: An Anthropologist in Japan: Glimpses of Life in the Field (Asa Research Methods)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Stéphanie - Goodreads

It was sometimes boring, but overall it was a good memoir about the Japanese's way of life and the life as a foreigner in this country. Highly recommended for the students of Japanese culture. Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2002)

Joy Hendry is Professor of Social Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University (UK). She is the author of many books, including "Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Societies".

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