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Cambridge Core – Sociology: General Interest – An Introduction to Japanese Society – by Yoshio Sugimoto. By these measures, An Introduction to Japanese Society is both much more-one orienting, explicitly aimed at attacking what its author, Yoshio Sugimoto. An Introduction to Japanese Society. Yoshio Sugimoto. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. Office Ladies and Salaried Men: Power, Gender.

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The author also examines what he calls ‘friendly authoritarianism’ – the force behind the Japanese tendency to be ostensibly faithful to particular groups and companies. Japanese society is nothing like how you think it is. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Still, this reading is suitable for college-level learning about Japanese society although I wouldn’t recommend this one. It lifts the veil of “Cool Japan” most of us see on the outside and allows the reader to peer inside, which might surprise and disillusion some about Japan whilst others may remain entirely unfazed.

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An Introduction to Japanese Society

It’s interesting even if you’ve lived in Japan in the past, but accessible enough for someone who doesn’t know much about Japan. In so doing he challenges the traditional notion that Japan comprises yoshhio uniform culture, and draws attention to its subcultural diversity and class competition.


This book should be required reading for any introductory course for Japanese Studies. It is definitely a work I would recommend to anyone wishing to learn more about Japan, or have decided to study the socio-politics of Japan, as a beginners level source.

Selected pages Title Page. Very easy to read to, and quotes from many anthropologists in almost a collection of other peoples work, but with his own opinion. Simon Doherty rated it really liked it Mar 12, Selected pages Title Page. Sandy rated it liked it Jan 25, Return to Book Page. Varieties in Work and Labor. It’s a bit dry at times though, so be warned! His statistics and information are usually too outdated.

John Ostermiller rated it really liked it Jun 20, I own this boom it was so good. All in all, an interesting book, especially if you’re looking to a brief introduction.

Joao rated it liked it Aug 19, Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Popular Culture and Everyday Life. I don’t actually have a reason why I’m reading this book.


Gender Stratification and the Family System – It’s very unfair to the ladies. In a basic scale, they are all speaking one language which is Nihongo Japanese. Account Options Introductoin in. An Introduction to Japanese Society. I thought that was normal No trivia or quizzes yet.

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.

Minority Groups Ethnicity and Discrimination. This is a splendid work by Professor Sugimoto, written in a clear and sober fashion, aiming simply to describe the Japanese yoshii. As a reviewer of the first edition noted, ‘Accolades to Yoshio Sugimoto japwnese his latest jxpanese to contemporary literature on Japan, An Introduction to Japanese Society, which is wide-ranging, thought-provoking and comprehensive.

References to this book Japanese Education Reform: Be the first to ask a question about An Introduction to Japanese Society. But university as a four-year-break? Ayla rated it really liked it Apr 03,