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Communities and Development: Autarkic Social Groups and the Economy

Russell Hardin

in A Not-so-dismal Science: A Broader View of Economies and Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294900
eISBN:
9780191596728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294905.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Issues of social group autarky are addressed, with particular reference to their economic costs. The different sections of the chapter address the social interests of such groups, give some American ... More


Name and Honor: A Merchant’s Seventeenth-Century Memoir

Luke Roberts

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Established cultural distinctions between status groups of merchants, samurais, peasants, and others were dominant in seventeenth-century Japan. These groups seemed to have a distinctive way of life ... More


Ideology and the Power of Prestige

W. G. Runciman

in Very Different, But Much the Same: The Evolution of English Society Since 1714

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198712428
eISBN:
9780191780776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712428.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The cultural changes since his day, by which Defoe would be astonished, include mass literacy, the decline of Christian belief, the relaxation of sexual mores, and perhaps most of all the undermining ... More


Rising Tensions and Renewed Reform, 1860–1866

D. Colin Jaundrill

in Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows the military reforms of the late 1850s, which were intended as a response to the perceived threat of foreign military incursions in the wake of the Perry expedition. Unlike the ... More


The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the twenty-first-century consequences of immigration through an examination of how the so-called second generation is faring educationally in six countries: France, Great Britain, ... More


Conclusion: Back to the Future

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides the domain of historical documents in order to explore how these boundaries of finance works. Such boundaries are not a mere historical curiosity, but something which is very ... More


Assignment: Edo

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

in Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832056
eISBN:
9780824868789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes how alternate attendance affected the lives of a broad spectrum of people in Tokugawa, Japan. Peasants who paid taxes to support the lord's travel, transported the baggage and ... More


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