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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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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When I first nkane up the book, I didn’t realise it was written in the 70’s, and when I did, I thought I have wasted my money. I have only begun to learn about Japanese culture and society, but I found this book to be helpful and worth reading.

Nakane is a social anthropologist, and her analysis focuses on both the group structure and the vertical nature of Japan’s society – in Japan your identity is based on what group you belong to, and your position within its hierarchy, what she refers to as “frame”, rather than any individual “attributes” you may have. Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Pragati Dabral’parlous ruler rated it liked it Aug 29, As with Benedict’s research, some of the contents must be evaluated in light of the many decades which have passed since Nakane first published this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Nakane deals with his own society as a social anthropologist using some of the methods which he was accustomed to applying in examining any other society.


Nakane says that “the most characteristic feature of Japanese social organization arises from the single bond in social relationships: Retrieved from ” https: Using examples from assorted groups: There, he works for “such and such legal firm.

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Oct 17, Kimi Alias rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Japanese Society. He has drawn evidence almost at random from a number of different types of community to be found in Japan today–industrial enterprises, government organizations, educational institutions, intellectual chif, religious communities, political parties, village communities, individual household and so on.

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. 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 japaese family unit, she examines the history behind the social structure in Japan to find out chei.

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Katie rated it liked it Aug 06, I found the social anthropology particularly interesting. Read part of it for Japanese culture course, very inspiring, a masterpiece of Japanese culture studies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Internal Structure of the Group. Three quick thoughts about this book: Views Read Edit View history.


A slow but interesting read. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Jan 20, Karu rated it it was amazing.

Professor Nakane comes to explanation of the behavior sciety Japanese through analysis rather of historical social structure of Japanese society, beginning with the way any two Japanese perceive each other, and following through to the nature of the Japanese corporation and the whole society.

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

Japanese Society by Professor Chie Nakane was a ground breaking book when first published inand has been cited in many books that followed it. An American is unlikely to dhie his boss for help with his wedding unless he happens to be personal friends with his boss. Professor Nakane provided a clear and precise analysis of the Japanese characters and features.

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A study of nalane mental and behavioral characteristics of Japanese Too dry for me. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Dec 11, Jessica rated it liked it. Dec 10, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Jun 28, Rebecca rated it really liked it.

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