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An Anthropologist in Japan

Glimpses of Life in the Field

An Anthropologist in Japan by Joy Hendry
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In this highly personal account Joy Hendry relates her experiences of fieldwork in a Japanese town and reveals a fascinating cross-section of Japanese life. She sets out on a study of politeness but a variety of unpredictable events including a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the family of a poweful local gangster, begin to alter the direction of her research. The book demonstrates the role of chance in the acquisition of anthropological knowledge and demonstrates how moments of insight can be embedded in everyday activity. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the education system, religious beliefs, politics, the family and the neighbourhood in modern Japan.
Taylor and Francis; January 2002
183 pages; ISBN 9781134645220
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Title: An Anthropologist in Japan
Author: Joy Hendry