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Japan: The Precarious Future

Anne Allison (ed.)

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In Japan: The Precarious Future, a group of distinguished scholars of Japanese economics, politics, law, and society examine the various roads that might lie ahead for this East Asian nation. Will ... More


Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Mark D. West

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores an official vision of love, sex, and marriage in contemporary Japan. A comprehensive body of evidence describes a society characterized by a presupposed absence of physical and ... More


Introduction: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long

in Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores various aspects of life in contemporary Japan in terms of the shift toward differentiation and uncertainty and from the perspective of social actors positioned differently in ... More


The Pathology of Modernity

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In the women's narratives, kōnenki is just one small part of the individual life cycle, which in turn is partly a product of the larger social order. The women who are in their fifties today, those ... More


Embodying Hybridity: The Necrogeography of Pet Memorial Spaces

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the necrogeography of mortuary spaces for pets. Cemeteries often mirror social practices and boundaries among the living such as ethnic, racial, or economic segregation. ... More


Subtractivism: Low-Affect Living with Ambient Cinema

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter Five examines the “subtractivist” response to sensory overload in contemporary Japan, and what it means for interpersonal life. Roquet’s focus is Tony Takitani, an ambient film based on a ... More


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