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  • Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Meby Lisa Fineberg Cook

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 18.99

    Six days after an InStyle -worthy wedding in Los Angeles, Lisa Fineberg Cook left behind her little red Jetta, her manicurist of ten years, and her very best friend for the land of the rising sun. When her husband accepted a job teaching English in Nagoya, Japan, she imagined exotic weekend getaways, fine sushi dinners, and sake sojourns with glamorous... more...

  • Traveller's Tales of the Old Japanby Michael Wise

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.99

    Travellers in search of the unexpected found it in Old Japan. Here was a strange land indeed, where women blackened their teeth, men wore tattoos in lieu of clothing, and the whole family bathed together “with as much freedom as a flock of ducks”. more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Duncan McCargo

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 100.00

    This introductory text explores Japan through the prism of three alternative perspectives: mainstream, revisionist, and culturalist. Beginning with the noting of Japan as a ''contested territory'' the book focuses on debates about the real nature of Japan's successes and shortcomings. more...

  • Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japaby William E. Deal

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 70.00

    Captures the essence of life in great civilizations of the past. Each volume in this series examines a single civilization, and covers everything from landmark events and monumental achievements to geography and everyday life. more...

  • Japanese and Americansby Charles Grinnell Cleaver

    University of Minnesota Press 1976; US$ 72.00

    Long periods of residence, study, and teaching in Japan have given Professor Cleaver an opportunity to observe its culture and to compare it with that of the United States, where he is a specialist in American studies. He reaches the conclusion that differences in the two cultures have been emphasized so much that similarities have been overlooked.... more...

  • Snow on the Pineby Kyoko Hatakeyama; Craig F. Freedman

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 30.00

    "Snow on the Pine" presents a compelling view of the Japanese foreign policy that runs counter to the common wisdom reducing Japan's post-war efforts to the pursuit of purely commercial interests. This book takes a new approach - the eventual Japanese defeat in the Second World War did not transform Japan into an exceptional state seeking... more...

  • Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1950-1964by Dr Christopher Braddick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1950-1964 reveals the divisive impact of the Sino-Soviet Alliance on Japanese domestic politics and foreign relations during the turbulent years between 1950 and 1964. Drawing on extensive Japanese sources and unprecedented access to previously classified government documents, C.W. Braddick exposes the myths shrouding... more...

  • Die Gesellschaft der Dinge, Menschen, Götterby Wolfgang Essbach

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 27.44

    Was kann ein an Poststrukturalismus und Philosophischer Anthropologie orientiertes soziologisches Denken leisten, das nicht vergessen hat, was von Marx zu lernen ist? Es ermutigt, die Routinen disziplinärer Selbstgenügsamkeit zu verlassen, sich frei unter den Zeitdruck ratlos machender Probleme zu setzen und politische Schärfe in der Distanz zu einseitigen... more...

  • Die Gesellschaft der Leuteby Georg Vobruba

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 21.03

    ?Die Gesellschaft der Leute? bezeichnet den Gegenstand soziologischer Beobachtung. Die Soziologie nimmt in den Blick, wie die Gesellschaft in der Gesellschaft beobachtet und interpretiert wird, woraus sich die Beobachtungen und Interpretationen ergeben und was daraus folgt. Diese Einstellung der Soziologie auf Beobachtungen zweiter Ordnung führt zum... more...

  • Contemporary Japanby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2012; US$ 36.95 US$ 32.02

    The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake... more...