A Companion to the Anthropology of Japan

  • Publish Date: 2008-03-10
  • Binding: Paperback

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This book is an unprecedented collection of 29 original essays by some of the worlds most distinguished scholars of Japan.


  • Covers a broad range of issues, including the colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; eugenics and nation building; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and fashion and food cultures
  • Resists stale and misleading stereotypes, by presenting new perspectives on Japanese culture and society
  • Makes Japanese society accessible to readers unfamiliar with the country

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