Professor Nakane comes to explanation of the behavior of Japanese through analysis rather of historical social structure of Japanese society, beginning with the. Review: Japanese Society. User Review – Risa – Goodreads. Japanese Society ( Center for Japanese and Korean Studies) by Chie Nakane () Read full. Japanese Society by Professor Chie Nakane was a ground breaking book when first published in , and has been cited in many books that.

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The main theme of the book is jpanese working of what Nakane chke “the vertical principle” in Japanese society, which is a series of social relations between two individuals, one of whom is senior and one of whom is junior. It centers mainly on the workplace, which, as I was reading it while in a Japanese workplace high schoolwas interesting at times, though a little out-dated now.

Essentially, a “frame” is a subjective environment based on immediate contextual relationships. Take an American lawyer. More up to date than Benedict’s book, it also has the advantage of being written by an actual Japanese person.

Though written by an academic, it could be easily understood by anyone. Starting with an exploration of the way in which two individual Japanese people might view each other and moving out and up to the vertical hierarchy that existed within Japanese companies at the time and the effect of company loyalty on wider society, particularly the family unit, she examines the history behind the social structure in Japan to find out why.


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See 1 question about Japanese Society…. A most enjoyable and enlightening boo. Disciplines Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Asian. Michael Crisostomo rated it it was amazing Aug 28, China, Korea, and Japan.

This book is a solid foundation for students of Japanese Studies. I would be more interested to read a revised version of this book that take into account several new aspects globalization, the social model in start-up businesses, etc.

Open Preview See a Problem? Nakane’s remarkable achievement, which has already given new insight about themselves to the Japanese, promises to open up a new field of large-society comparative social anthropology which is long overdue.

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This is in opposition to “attributes,” which are broader, more universal aspects of a person. Of course her contribution was that she provided structure and perspective japandse what was felt intuitively by everybody.

From School to Employment 2. Dec 11, Jessica rated it liked it. Nov 14, Marcus O’Shea rated it it was ok. The ways in which the classes are constructed naakne pursued as is the accepted ways of interaction between the different classes. As she says in her conclusion, Japan has undergone some drastic changes in the past years, but the nature of social relations has stayed fundamentally the same.


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For example, the dedication of the average Japanese “salaryman” is legendary, as is the involvement of their company in what we would consider their private lives. Political Systems of East Asia: Feb 27, Lee ajpanese it liked it Shelves: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Books by Nakanw Nakane. Lists with This Book. Dave Er Duca rated it liked it Jan 15, One is of course reminded of Ruth Benedict’s Chrysanthemum and the Sword which deals also with Japanese national culture.

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