why is the author referred to as “he” in the description? i looked up Chie Nakane, and she is a lady, according to wikipedia and a few other sites that have. Nakane Chie: anthropology: Anthropology in Asia: Nakane Chie of the University of Tokyo, trained after the war, has long been the best-known Japanese. Dr. Nakane Chie is a leading social anthropologist in Japan. Her characteristi.

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Dec 11, Jessica rated it liked it. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Reviews “A brilliant wedding of ‘national character’ studies and analyses of small societies through the structural approach of British anthropology.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Criteria of Group Formation 1. A study of the mental and behavioral characteristics cuie Japanese Want to Read saving…. There are issues that pertain to her in this vertical society that aren’t covered and should be treated with equal importance. Usually ships within 6 to 10 days.

This book is a big reference for every foreigner who wants to stay in Japan, especially for who is working in Japanese style company. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Pragati Dabral’parlous ruler rated it liked it Aug 29, After spending the period of in Assam, India, she went to Europe with a lot of research data. Not exactly beach reading as the society of Japan is explained very theoretically and is not written as usual books which introduce some country’s culture or society, but cie is not difficult to understand: Nakane dhie over much of the same material, but whe 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.

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Nakane’s remarkable achievement, which has already given new insight about themselves to the Nakaen, promises to open up a new field of large-society comparative social anthropology which is long overdue. Her characteristic theories in social structures such as “A Vertical Society” theory based on her rich research experiences in Asia are highly evaluated internationally and have contributed greatly to the evolution of the school of anthropology and the enhancement of international cooperation in the field.

Good on info but pretty dry reading. Worth reading for anyone intrigued by Japanese social etiquette.

There, she furthered her studies in social anthropology in London’s School of Economics, and her Tibetan studies in Rome under Professor Tucci, an acknowledged authority on Tibetan studies.

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 The nature of human society series. Nakane goes over much of the same material, but whereas Benedict centered her research very heavily on giri obligationNakane focuses on localized “frames” as the basis of Japanese society. Face of face-civilization of uncivilized ISBN: The impact of this book has been so great that the phrase “vertical society” is now understood by many people in the world.

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About twenty years later, Prof. But it endures for the same reason Benedict’s does–she was searching for underlying principles which are important to Japanese society and which will continue to be felt for many generations to nakabe, regardless of superficial changes in areas like technology. This distinguished work not only depicts Japanese society vividly, but also provided a positive comparative analysis.


A classic, but I’ve read most of this before though this was 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. Jul 24, Fadoua rated it liked it.

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Japanese Society by Chie Nakane

Retrieved from ” https: In Japan your boss is part of personal “frame,” the means by which you place yourself in society. Only 2 left in stock – order soon. Essentially, a “frame” is a subjective environment based on immediate contextual relationships. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He has drawn evidence almost at random from a number of different types of community to be found in Japan today–industrial enterprises, government organizations, educational institutions, intellectual groups, religious communities, political parties, village communities, individual household and so on.