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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Three quick thoughts about this book: Supported by her abundant research data and convincing theories, she succeeded in capturing the social characteristics of Asian tribes, and her success helped advance the study of social anthropology in Japan. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Jan 29, Edward rated it it was amazing Shelves: As you can see, a frame is much more specific and personal.

Japanese Society by Chie Nakane. However, the biggest contribution of the book was the various concrete examples that illustrate the author’s arguments.

This distinguished work not only depicts Japanese society vividly, but also provided a positive comparative analysis. Low to High Price: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Silvia rated it liked it Jul 08, Paperbackpages. 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, cie groups, chis communities, political parties, village communities, individual household and so on.


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As with Benedict’s research, some of the contents must be evaluated in light of the many decades which have passed since Nakane first published this book. Nakane also formulates the criteria of ‘attribute’ and ‘frame’ to illuminate that way that groups are formed in Japan, and to compare Japan with other countries. After spending the period of in Assam, India, she went to Europe with a lot of research data.

While living in China as a nzkane, she became interested in other countries. The Fundamental Structure of Vertical Organization 3. Even those–or, perhaps, most of all those–who know Japan intimately will be grateful to Professor Nakane for her brilliant study. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I would be more interested to read a revised version of this book that take into account several new aspects globalization, the social model in start-up businesses, etc.

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Nakane has tried to construct a structural image of Japanese society, synthesizing the major distinguishing features to be found in Japanese life.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Being a lawyer is his attribute.

Japanese Society

This book is a big reference for every foreigner who wants to stay in Japan, especially for who is working in Japanese style company. However, on this topic I chke recommend Ruth Benedict’s “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” for more wide A study of the mental and behavioral characteristics of Japanese Are you an author? Edo jidai to kindaika Japanese Nakqne. Nakane goes over much of the same material, but whereas Benedict centered her research very heavily on giri obligationNakane focuses on localized cchie as the nakaane of Japanese society.


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. However, on this topic I highly recommend Ruth Benedict’s “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” for more wide-reaching analysis. 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 it is not difficult to understand: Her thesis is that ‘frame’, which is circumstantial and may be “a locality, an institution or chis particular relationship which binds a set of individuals into one group, [1] is more important that ‘attribute’, “which may be acquired not only by birth but by achievement”, examples of which include “a definite descent group or caste “.

It is not unusual even today for someone’s boss to be consulted about such things as marriage, or major financial decisions.