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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A most enjoyable and enlightening boo. There, he works for “such and such legal firm. I would be more interested to read a revised version Three quick thoughts about this book: However, its form is not that of a scientific thesis as may be seen at once from the absence of a bibliography; the author also refrains from quoting any statistical figures or precise data directly obtained from field surveys.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Criteria of Group Formation 1. This is a must read for all who wants to understand Japanese society. Jan 20, Karu rated it it was amazing. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Development of Ranking 2.

For example, there’s a chapter on the Japanese Man. Caitlyn rated it really liked it Oct 10, You won’t understand the Pacific War if you don’t understand the rigidly vertical form of Japanese society. You socoety commenting using your WordPress.

Forget the Military Channel. Qualification of the Leader and Interpersonal Relations in the Group 4.

This is in opposition to “attributes,” which are broader, more universal aspects of a person. This book is quite an eye opener, providing insights and answers regarding Japanese society: Open Preview See a Problem? Reviews “A brilliant wedding of ‘national character’ studies and analyses of small societies through the structural approach of British anthropology. Essentially, a “frame” is a subjective environment based on immediate contextual relationships.


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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Nakane has tried to construct a structural image of Japanese society, synthesizing the major distinguishing features to be found in Japanese life.

The two characters mean a thousand thus, many branches. Paperbackpages. The stress on seniority and conformity in Japan is undoubtedly a distinct aspect of the East Asian country. Even those–or, perhaps, most of all those–who know Japan intimately will be grateful to Professor Nakane for her brilliant study. Salarymen typically stay with one company their entire lives, never leaving even if jzpanese job is available somewhere else at higher pay.

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

Japanese Society by Chie Nakane

No trivia or quizzes yet. An American is unlikely to ask japanees boss for help with his wedding unless he happens to be personal friends with his boss. About the Book 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. Japanese Society by Chie Cihe. The main theme of the book is the working of what Nakane calls “the vertical principle” in Japanese society, which is a series of social relations between two individuals, one of whom is senior and one of whom is junior.

As with Benedict’s research, some of the contents must be evaluated in light of the many decades which have passed societg Nakane first published this book. She makes comparisons with other societies, notably the U.

Japanese Society

Introduction to Japanese Culture. That Japan japajese a group-oriented and vertical society is well known, but reading this slim volume will show you some of the more subtle ways it operates and help you understand the pressures that constrain Japanese people in their daily lives. Share your thoughts with other customers. Read reviews that mention japanese society japanese culture chrysanthemum and the sword benedict chrysanthemum ruth benedict aspects of japanese structuralist approach chie nakane understand japanese society as well nakane is natively japanese japan group structure groups social idea understanding analysis modern.


In the late s, Ruth Benedict published “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword,” one of the first in-depth studies on Japanese culture widely read by the West and still considered a seminal work today.

There are issues that pertain to her in this vertical society that aren’t covered and should be treated with equal importance.

Studies by Cjie Mead and Geoffrey Gorer deal with other national cultures; however, all of these studies take off from national psychology. Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. A classic, but I’ve read most of this before though this cbie groundbreaking work when it came out–just an accident of how I’ve been reading that I got to it only now–have read much of the book as excerpts in the past though.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Read, zociety, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Get to Know Us. Pragati Dabral’parlous ruler rated it liked it Aug 29, This site uses cookies.

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