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Successors: Immortalizing the Ancestors

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

in Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076006
eISBN:
9780520911796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076006.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at kazoku families in terms of succession: what is involved, who the successors—or descendants—were, how they related to the predecessors, and what contemporary successors did and ... More


Robot Visions

Jennifer Robertson

in Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283190
eISBN:
9780520959064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283190.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A discussion of fictional and actual robots sets the stage for a working definition of robot and a description of three different types of robots: industrial, humanoid, and android. Following a ... More


Robot Reality Check

Jennifer Robertson

in Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283190
eISBN:
9780520959064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283190.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Missing from Innovation 25—and from the Inobe family narrative—is explicit attention to religious and spiritual beliefs and practices. As explained in chapter 1, Shinto metaphysics provides a ... More


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