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  1. Textbooks and Readings 14 items
    1. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. Understanding Japanese society - Joy Hendry 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. Hendry's text is a broad anthropological introduction to Japan which covers most of the anthropological component of this module. 

    4. A history of Japan - Conrad D. Totman 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. A history of Japan - Conrad Totman 2005

      Book 

    6. Totman's book is the general survey of Japanese history necessary for the considered understanding of contemporary Japan that we seek in this module.

    7. You may also find the following useful as introductory texts:

    8. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    9. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2003

      Book 

    10. Sugimoto provides a more sociologically-based and critical perspective, especially with regard to stratification and diversity in Japan. 

    11. A modern history of Japan: from Tokugawa times to the present - Andrew Gordon 2009

      Book 

    12. Gordon is another excellent summary of Japanese history from the Tokugawa period to the present.

  2. General Texts: Other books that give a good general background for the whole course are listed below. You may wish to look at one or more of these, but is not essential. 4 items
    1. A companion to the anthropology of Japan - Jennifer Ellen Robertson 2005

      Book 

  3. Week 1 Introduction to the Module: Images, Issues, Experiences and Interpretations 9 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 1

    3. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Taylor & Francis] - Joy Hendry 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 1

    4. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 1

    5. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2003

      Book Essential Chapter 1

    6. Further Reading

    7. The Japanese through American eyes - Sheila K. Johnson 1988

      Book 

  4. Week 2 Historical Background 1: The Tokugawa Period and the Meiji Restoration 40 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. A history of Japan - Conrad D. Totman 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  chs. 12, 13, pp. 285-338

    3. A history of Japan - Conrad Totman 2005

      Book  chs. 12, 13, pp. 285-338

    4. Further Reading (General)

    5. The modern history of Japan - W. G. Beasley 1981

      Book  chs. 3-10

    6. Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2, 1600 to 2000 - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Donald Keene 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    7. Sources of Japanese tradition: Vol. 2, 1600 to 2000, abridged: Part 1, 1600 to 1868 - William Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann 2006

      Book 

    8. Sources of Japanese tradition: Vol. 2, 1600 to 2000, abridged: Part 2, 1868 to 2000 - William Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann 2006

      Book 

    9. Japanese history and culture from ancient to modern times: seven basic bibliographies - John W. Dower, Timothy S. George 1995

      Book 

    10. Japanese civilization: a comparative view - S. N. Eisenstadt 1996

      Book 

    11. Japan: from prehistory to modern times - John Whitney Hall 1970

      Book 

    12. The making of modern Japan - Marius B. Jansen 2000

      Book 

    13. The making of modern Japan - Kenneth B. Pyle c1996

      Book 

    14. A brief history of Japanese civilization - Conrad Schirokauer c1993

      Book 

    15. Japanese society: tradition, self and social order - Robert J. Smith 1983

      Book  Chapter 1.

    16. Modern Japanese society, 1868-1994 - Ann Waswo 1996

      Book  Chs. 1-5.

    17. Education in Tokugawa Japan - Ronald Dore 1984

      Book 

    18. Tokugawa specialised readings

    19. Tokugawa Japan: the social and economic antecedents of modern Japan - Conrad Totman, Chie Nakane, Shinzaburō Ōishi, Shinpojūmu "Edo Jidai to Kondaika." c1990

      Book 

    20. Early modern Japan - Conrad D. Totman c1993

      Book 

    21. 'Meiji' Specialized Readings

    22. Recreating Japanese women, 1600-1945 - Gail Lee Bernstein c1991

      Book  Introduction and ch. by Uno

    23. Recreating Japanese women, 1600-1945 1991 (electronic resource)

      Book  Introduction and ch. by Uno

    24. The Cambridge history of Japan: Vol.5: The nineteenth century - Marius B. Jansen 1989

      Book  ch. 9 Economic Change in the Nineteenth Century. Crawcour, E. S. 1989

    25. Japanese religion: unity and diversity - H. Byron Earhart c1982

      Book  chs 14, 15, 16

    26. Japanese economic development: theory and practice - Penelope Francks 1999

      Book  chs. 2, 12

    27. Splendid monarchy: power and pageantry in modern Japan - Takashi Fujitani 1996

      Book  Chapter 1.

    28. Marriage in changing Japan: community and society - Joy Hendry c1981

      Book  pp14-26

    29. Education in contemporary Japan: inequality and diversity - Kaori Okano, Motonori Tsuchiya 1999

      Book  pp13-29

    30. Choshu in the Meiji restoration - Albert M. Craig 1961

      Book 

    31. The Cambridge history of Japan: Vol.5: The nineteenth century - Marius B. Jansen 1989

      Book  Crawcour, E. S. Economic Change in the Nineteenth Century. ch 9

    32. The revolutionary origins of modern Japan - Thomas M. Huber 1981

      Book 

    33. Patriots and redeemers in Japan: motives in the Meiji Restoration - George M. Wilson c1992

      Book 

  5. Week 3 Historical Background 2: Japan’s 20th Century 27 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. A history of Japan - Conrad D. Totman 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  chs. 17 and 18, 426-481

    3. A history of Japan - Conrad Totman 2005

      Book  chs. 17 and 18, 426-481

    4. 20th Century General Readings

    5. Postwar Japan as history - Andrew Gordon c1993

      Book 

    6. A brief history of Japanese civilization - Conrad Schirokauer c1993

      Book  Chapter 12.

    7. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book  Chapter 8

    8. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2003

      Book  Ch. 8.

    9. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book  Chapter 1

    10. Understanding Japanese society - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford 2013

      Book  chapter 1

    11. Japanese Imperialism Specialised Readings

    12. Japanese imperialism, 1894-1945 - W. G. Beasley 1987

      Book 

    13. 20th Century Specialised Readings

    14. Religion in Japan: unity and diversity - H. Byron Earhart c2014

      Book  Older editions of book also available in the JHB Library.

    15. Island of dreams: environmental crisis in Japan - Norie Huddle, Michael Reich, Nahum Stiskin c1975

      Book 

    16. MITI and the Japanese miracle: the growth of industrial policy, 1925-1975 - Chalmers A. Johnson 1982

      Book  , ch. 1 (also reprinted in Megarry, T. (ed.) The Making of Modern Japan). See below

    17. The Making of modern Japan: a reader - Tim Megarry 1995

      Book  Johnson, Chalmers (1982) Miti and the Japanese Miracle. See above

    18. The Cambridge history of Japan: Vol.6: The twentieth century - Peter Duus 1988

      Book  Kosai, Y. (1988) “The Post-war Japanese Economy 1945-73” ch. 10

    19. The emptiness of Japanese affluence - Gavan McCormack c2001

      Book  M. E. Sharpe. Read both Introductions (to revised and original), Part One.

    20. The emptiness of Japanese affluence - Gavan McCormack 1996

      Book  M. E. Sharpe. Read both Introductions (to revised and original), Part One.

    21. Education in contemporary Japan: inequality and diversity - Kaori Okano, Motonori Tsuchiya 1999

      Book  pp 30-47

    22. The Japanese colonial empire, 1895-1945 - Ramon H. Myers, Ching-Chih Chen, Mark R. Peattie 1984

      Book 

  6. Week 4 Art and Aesthetics 32 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Everyday aesthetics - Yuriko Saito 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential 149-159

    3. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Taylor & Francis] - Joy Hendry 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 10

    4. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 10

    5. Understanding Japanese society - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford 2013

      Book Essential ch. 10.

    6. In praise of shadows - Junichirō Tanizaki 2008

      Book Essential

    7. Additional Readings

    8. The Zen arts: an anthropological study of the culture of aesthetics form in Japan - Rupert A. Cox, Royal Asiatic Society 2003

      Book Recommended

    9. Geisha - Liza Crihfield Dalby 2000

      Book  Especially pages 35-44

    10. An introduction to Japanese tea ritual - Jennifer Lea Anderson 1991

      Book 

    11. Art worlds and collective activity - Becker, H.

      Chapter 

    12. Japanese aesthetics and culture: a reader - Nancy G. Hume c1995

      Book  [Articles according to interest]

    13. Japanese Aesthetics - Keene, D.

      Chapter Recommended

    14. Modern Japanese aesthetics: a reader - Michele Marra 1999

      Book 

    15. Folk art potters of Japan: beyond an anthropology of aesthetics - Brian Moeran 1997

      Book  Especially introduction and conclusion

    16. Lost innocence: folk craft potters of Onta, Japan - Brian Moeran c1984

      Book  Especially chapters 1, 9 and the conclusion

    17. The book of tea - Kakuzō Okakura 1989

      Book 

    18. The Ideals of the East: with special reference to the art of Japan - Kakuzo Okakura 1904

      Book 

    19. Mirror of modernity: invented traditions of modern Japan - Stephen Vlastos 1998

      Book 

  7. Week 5 Religion and Ritual 33 items
    1. Key Readings

    2. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Taylor & Francis] - Joy Hendry 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapters 7 & 8

    3. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapters 7 and 8

    4. Understanding Japanese society - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford 2013

      Book Essential chs. 7 and 8

    5. Further readings

    6. Ceremony and ritual in Japan: religious practices in an industrialized society - Jan van Bremen, Dolores Martinez 1995

      Book  esp. Introduction, chs 6, 10, 11 and conclusion

    7. Kurozumikyo and the new religions of Japan - Helen Hardacre c1986

      Book 

    8. Shintō and the state, 1868-1988 - Helen Hardacre c1989

      Book 

    9. Ceremony and symbolism in the Japanese home - Michael Jeremy, M. E. Robinson c1989

      Book  esp. introduction and chs. 2 and 3

    10. Ascetic practices in Japanese religion - Tullio Federico Lobetti 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    11. A History of Japanese religion - Kazuo Kasahara, Paul McCarthy, Gaynor Sekimori c2001

      Book 

    12. Religion and society in modern Japan: selected readings - Mark Mullins, Susumu Shimazono, Paul Loren Swanson c1993

      Book 

    13. Listening to Shin Buddhism: starting points of modern dialogue - Michael Pye 2012

      Book 

    14. Religion in contemporary Japan - Ian Reader 1991

      Book  chs. 1-4

    15. Religion in contemporary Japan - Ian Reader 1991 (electronic resource)

      Book  chs. 1-4

    16. Religious violence in contemporary Japan: the case of Aum Shinrikyô - Ian Reader, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies 2000

      Book 

    17. Bonds of the dead: temples, burial, and the transformation of contemporary Japanese Buddhism - Mark Rowe c2011

      Book 

    18. New Religious Movements - Shimazono, S. 1993

      Chapter 

    19. Ancestor Worship in Contemporary Japan - Robert J. Smith 1975

      Book 

    20. Politics and religion in modern Japan: red sun, white lotus - Roy Starrs 2011

      Book 

    21. Nanzan guide to Japanese religions - Paul Loren Swanson, Clark Chilson c2006

      Book 

    22. Religions of Japan in practice - George Joji Tanabe c1999

      Book 

    23. Shinto in history: ways of the Kami - Mark Teeuwen, John Breen 2000

      Book 

    24. Handbook of contemporary Japanese religions - Inken Prohl, John K. Nelson 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    25. Practically religious: worldly benefits and the common religion of Japan - Ian Reader, George Joji Tanabe c1998

      Book 

    26. Religious violence in contemporary Japan: the case of Aum Shinrikyô - Ian Reader, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies 2000

      Book 

    27. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies

      Webpage  This is an invaluable resource for the study of Japanese religions. All of the journal’s articles, dating from 1974, are on-line and may be downloaded.

    28. Introducing Japanese religion - Robert S. Ellwood 2008

      Book 

    29. Japanese religions and globalization - Ugo Dessì 2015

      Book 

    30. Japanese new religions: in global perspective - Peter B. Clarke 1999

      Book 

  8. Week 6 Socialization and Education 48 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Taylor & Francis] - Joy Hendry 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 5

    3. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 5

    4. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 5

    5. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2003

      Book Essential Chapter 5

    6. Further Reading

    7. The chrysanthemum and the sword: patterns of Japanese culture - Ruth Benedict 1989

      Book  Chapter 12, "The Child Learns"

    8. The chrysanthemum and the sword: patterns of Japanese culture - Ruth Benedict 1977

      Book  Chapter 12, “The Child Learns”

    9. The education of women in Japan - Fujimura-Fanselow, K. and Imamura, A. 1991

      Chapter 

    10. Coping with hikikomori: Socially withdrawn youth and the Japanese family - Horiguchi, Sachiko 2011

      Chapter 

    11. Education in contemporary Japan: inequality and diversity - Kaori Okano, Motonori Tsuchiya 1999

      Book  Esp. chs. 2, 3, and 4

    12. Inside the Japanese system: readings on contemporary society and political economy - Daniel I. Okimoto, Thomas P. Rohlen c1988

      Book  ch. 7

    13. Teaching and learning in Japan - Thomas P. Rohlen, Gerald K. LeTendre 1996

      Book 

    14. Pre-school and Elementary School

    15. Teaching embodied: cultural practice in Japanese preschools - Akiko Hayashi, Joseph Jay Tobin 2015

      Book Recommended

    16. Re-imaging Japanese women - Anne E. Imamura c1996

      Book 

    17. Preschool in three cultures revisited: China, Japan, and the United States - Joseph Jay Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, Mayumi Karasawa, MyiLibrary 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    18. Preschool in three cultures revisited: China, Japan, and the United States - Joseph Jay Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, Mayumi Karasawa 2009

      Book Recommended

    19. Preschool in three cultures revisited: Japan, China and the United States - Joseph Jay Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, Mayumi Karasawa 2009 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    20. Secondary: Middle School and High-School

    21. Japan's high schools - Thomas P. Rohlen c1983

      Book  307-334

    22. Social class in contemporary Japan: structures, sorting and strategies - Hiroshi Ishida, David H. Slater 2010 [i.e. 2009

      Book 

    23. Youth deviance in Japan: class reproduction and non-conformity - Robert Stuart Yoder 2004

      Book 

    24. Tertiary Education

    25. Life in a Japanese women's college: learning to be ladylike - Brian J. McVeigh 1997

      Book  esp. chs. 4-8

    26. Life in a Japanese women's college: learning to be ladylike - Brian J. McVeigh 1997 (electronic resource)

      Book  esp. chs. 4-8

  9. Week 7 Changing Families 45 items
    1. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Taylor & Francis] - Joy Hendry 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 2

    2. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 2

    3. Understanding Japanese society - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford 2013

      Book Essential Chapter 2

    4. Japanese society - Chie Nakane 1984

      Book Essential pp 1-8

    5. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 6

    6. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2003

      Book Recommended Chapter 6

    7. Further Reading

    8. The too-good wife: alcohol, codependency, and the politics of nurturance in postwar Japan - Amy Beth Borovoy 2005

      Book 

    9. Crested kimono: power and love in the Japanese business family - Matthews Masayuki Hamabata 1990

      Book Recommended ch. 3 (or see his article in J. Bachnik and C. Quinn (eds.) below)

    10. Situated meaning: inside and outside in Japanese self, society, and language - Jane Bachnik, Charles J. Quinn 1994

      Book  See Hamabata, M.'s article

    11. Women and family in contemporary Japan - Susan D. Holloway 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    12. Kuwayama, Takami (2001) 'The Discourse of Ie (Family) in Japan's Cultural Identity and Nationalism: A Critique'. Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology 2: 3-38. (xerox available in Student collaborative working space)

    13. Lost innocence: folk craft potters of Onta, Japan - Brian Moeran c1984

      Book  esp. Ch.3 pp. 43-71

    14.  

       

      or her article in Joy Hendry (ed.) Interpreting Japanese Society (second edition)

    15. Interpreting Japanese society: anthropological approaches - Joy Hendry 1998

      Book  See Okpyo Moon's article

    16. The changing Japanese family - Marcus Rebick, Ayumi Takenaka 2006

      Book  Articles according to interest

    17. The changing Japanese family - Marcus Rebick, Ayumi Takenaka 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book  Articles according to interest

    18. Home and family in Japan: continuity and transformation - Richard Ronald, Allison Alexy 2011

      Book  Especially chapter one: “Continuity and change in Japanese homes and families” and chapter 12: Alexy, Allison “the door my wife closed: Houses, families, and divorce in contemporary Japan”

    19. Home and family in Japan: continuity and transformation 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book  Especially chapter one: “Continuity and change in Japanese homes and families” and chapter 12: Alexy, Allison “the door my wife closed: Houses, families, and divorce in contemporary Japan” | Edit notes and importance

    20. The Japanese family: touch, intimacy and feeling - Diana Adis Tahhan 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    21. Perfectly Japanese: making families in an era of upheaval - Merry I. White 2002

      Book 

    22. 'Familism' and the ie as model

    23. The Company as Family: Historical Background - Clark, Rodney 1998

      Chapter 

    24. Crafting selves: power, gender, and discourses of identity in a Japanese workplace - Dorinne K. Kondo 1990

      Book  Esp. part 2.

    25.  

      or her article in Situated Meaning below

    26. Situated meaning: inside and outside in Japanese self, society, and language - Jane Bachnik, Charles J. Quinn 1994

      Book  See Dorinne Kondo's article

    27. Novels

    28. The Makioka sisters - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki 1983, c1957

      Book 

    29. Fish of the Seto inland sea - Ruri Pilgrim 2000

      Book 

    30. Out - Natsuo Kirino 2006

      Book 

    31. Love in modern Japan: its estrangement from self, sex, and society - Sonia Ryang 2006

      Book 

  10. Week 8 Adult Lifecourse: Work and Careers 32 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book  Chapter 4

    3. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2003

      Book  Chapter 4.

    4. Understanding Japanese society [Access via Dawsonera] - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford. Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book  Chapter 9

    5. Understanding Japanese society - Joy Hendry, University of Oxford 2013

      Book  Chapter 9

    6. Further Reading

    7. Lost in transition: youth, work, and instability in postindustrial Japan - Mary C. Brinton c2011

      Book 

    8. Escape from work: freelancing youth and the challenge to corporate Japan - Reiko Kosugi, Ross E. Mouer 2008

      Book 

    9. Perspectives on work, employment and society in Japan - Peter C. D. Matanle, Wim Lunsing 2006

      Book 

    10. A sociology of Japanese youth: from returnees to NEETs - Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka H. I. Toivonen 2012

      Book 

    11. Related Ethnographies

    12. Crafting selves: power, gender, and discourses of identity in a Japanese workplace - Dorinne K. Kondo 1990

      Book 

    13. The changing face of Japanese retail: working in a chain store - Louella Matsunaga, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies 2000

      Book 

    14. Office ladies and salaried men: power, gender, and work in Japanese companies - Yuko Ogasawara c1998

      Book 

    15. Japanese working class lives: an ethnographic study of factory workers - James E. Roberson 1998

      Book 

    16. Staying on the line: blue-collar women in contemporary Japan - Glenda Susan Roberts c1994

      Book 

    17. Careers and Commitment: Azumi’s blue-collar women - Glenda S. Roberts

      Chapter 

  11. Week 9 Minorities in Japan 41 items
    1. Key Reading

    2. Japan's minorities: the illusion of homogeneity - Michael Weiner, University of Sheffield. Centre of Japanese Studies 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book  Read introduction

    3. Japan's minorities: the illusion of homogeneity - Michael Weiner, University of Sheffield. Centre of Japanese Studies 2009

      Book  Read introduction

    4. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 7

    5. An introduction to Japanese society - Yoshio Sugimoto 2003

      Book Recommended Chapter 7

    6. Further Reading

    7. Zainichi Korean identity and ethnicity - David Chapman c2008

      Book 

    8. Intimate encounters: Filipina women and the remaking of rural Japan - Lieba Faier c2009

      Book 

    9. Lives of young Koreans in Japan - Yasunori Fukuoka 2000

      Book 

    10. Multiculturalism in the new Japan: crossing the boundaries within - Nelson H. H. Graburn, John Ertl, R. Kenji Tierney 2008

      Book 

    11. Peasants, rebels, and outcastes: the underside of modern Japan - Mikiso Hane c1982

      Book  ch. 6

    12. Islands of discontent: Okinawan responses to Japanese and American power - Laura E. Hein, Mark Selden 2003

      Book 

    13. Japan and Okinawa: structure and subjectivity - Glenn D. Hook, Richard Siddle 2003

      Book 

    14. Multiethnic Japan - John Lie 2001

      Book  chapter 4

    15. Multiethnic Japan - John Lie, ProQuest (Firm) 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book  chapter 4

    16. Diaspora without homeland: being Korean in Japan - Sonia Ryang, John Lie c2009

      Book 

    17. Diaspora without homeland: being Korean in Japan - Sonia Ryang, John Lie, ProQuest (Firm) c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    18. Japan: finding its way? - Lunsing, Wim

      Chapter 

    19. The changing face of homelessness in Tokyo in the modern era - Akihiko Nishizawa

      Chapter 

    20. Illness and culture in contemporary Japan: an anthropological view - Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney 1984

      Book  Ch. 2

    21. Aspects of otherness in Japanese culture - Jacob Raz, Tóokyóo Gaikokugo Daigaku, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 1992

      Book 

    22. Race, resistance and the Ainu of Japan - Richard M. Siddle 1996

      Book 

    23. Between two shores - Nobue Suzuki 2000-7

      Article  Article also reprinted in Willis and Murphy-Shigematsu (eds.) (see below).

    24. Japan's minorities: the illusion of homogeneity - Michael Weiner, University of Sheffield. Centre of Japanese Studies 2009

      Book  NOTE – there is a first edition of this book published in 1997, with a slightly different selection of articles. Both are worth checking

    25. Japan's minorities: the illusion of homogeneity - Michael Weiner, University of Sheffield 2009

      Book  NOTE – there is a first edition of this book published in 1997, with a slightly different selection of articles. Both are worth checking

    26. Transcultural Japan: at the borderlands of race, gender, and identity - David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu 2008

      Book 

    27. Transcultural Japan: at the borderlands of race, gender, and identity - David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    28. If you are interested, you could also check the following on youth sub-cultures:

    29. Bad girls of Japan - Laura Miller, Jan Bardsley 2005

      Book  Articles according to interest

  12. Week 10 Food and Environment 9 items
    1. Food after Fukushima - Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna

      Article 

    2. Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan - Christopher S. (Editor) Thompson 2007

      Book 

    3. The politics of food - Marianne E. Lien, Brigitte Nerlich 2004

      Book 

    4. Capturing contemporary Japan: differentiation and uncertainty - Satsuki Kawano, Glenda Susan Roberts, Susan Orpett Long c2014 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Host produced rural tourism - Christopher S. Thompson 2004-7

      Article 

  13. Week 11 Global popular culture 41 items
    1. Key Readings

    2. Millennial monsters: Japanese toys and the global imagination - Anne Allison 2006

      Book Essential Ch7 Pokémon: Getting Monsters and Communicating Capitalism

    3. Hip-hop Japan: rap and the paths of cultural globalization - Ian Condry 2006

      Book Recommended

    4. Transcultural Japan: at the borderlands of race, gender, and identity - David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu 2008

      Book  Articles according to interest

    5. Transcultural Japan: at the borderlands of race, gender, and identity - David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Articles according to interest

    6. Popular culture, globalization and Japan - Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto 2006

      Book 

    7. Cuties in Japan - Sharon Kinsella

      Chapter 

    8. Adult manga: culture and power in contemporary Japanese society - Sharon Kinsella 2000

      Book 

    9. Making music in Japan's underground: the Tokyo hardcore scene - Jennifer Milioto Matsue 2011

      Book 

    10. The fantastic in modern Japanese literature: the subversion of modernity - Susan Jolliffe Napier 1996

      Book 

    11. Cinderella Christmas: Kitsch, Consumerism and Youth in Japan - Moeran, Brian and Lise Skov

      Chapter 

    12. From impressionism to anime: Japan as fantasy and fan culture in the mind of the West - Susan Jolliffe Napier 2008

      Book 

    13. Dreamland Japan: writings on modern manga - Frederik L. Schodt c1996

      Book 

    14. McDonalds in Japan: Changing Manners and Etiquette - Ohnuki-Tierney, E.

      Chapter 

    15. Riding the black ship: Japan and Tokyo Disneyland - Aviad E. Raz 1999

      Book 

    16. Manga! Manga!: the world of Japanese comics - Frederik L. Schodt 2012

      Book 

    17. Women, media and consumption in Japan - Lise Skov, Brian Moeran 1995

      Book  Especially chapters by Harvey, Kinsella, and White

    18. Japanese visual culture: explorations in the world of manga and anime - Mark Wheeler Macwilliams c2008

      Book 

    19. Japanese visual culture: explorations in the world of manga and anime - Mark Wheeler Macwilliams, ProQuest (Firm) 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    20. Japanese popular music: culture, authenticity, and power - Carolyn S. Stevens 2008

      Book 

    21. Contemporary Japan and popular culture - John Whittier Treat 1995

      Book  Articles according to interest

    22. Tears of longing: nostalgia and the nation in Japanese popular song - Christine Reiko Yano, Harvard University c2002

      Book 

  14. More on Globalization 18 items
    Extra readings, not on the test!
    1. Further Reading

    2. Recentering globalization: popular culture and Japanese transnationalism - Koichi Iwabuchi c2002

      Book Recommended

    3. Tsukiji: the fish market at the center of the world - Theodore C. Bestor 2004

      Book Recommended

    4. Globalizing Japan: ethnography of the Japanese presence in Asia, Europe, and America - Harumi Befu, Sylvie Guichard-Anguis 2001

      Book  Chapter 1 and articles according to interest.

    5. Japanese diasporas: unsung pasts, conflicting presents, and uncertain futures - Nobuko Adachi 2006

      Book  Articles according to interest.

    6. The Orient strikes back: a global view of cultural display - Joy Hendry 2000

      Book  chs. 1, 2, 6, and 7

    7. Japanese new religions: in global perspective - Peter B. Clarke 1999

      Book 

    8. Global Japan: the experience of Japan's new immigrant and overseas communities - Roger Goodman 2003

      Book  Articles according to interest

    9. Global Japan: the experience of Japan's new immigrant and overseas communities - Roger Goodman 2003

      Book  Articles according to interest

    10. Re-made in Japan: everyday life and consumer taste in a changing society - Joseph Jay Tobin c1992

      Book  esp. chs.1, 2, 6

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