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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The fundamental structure of vertical organization. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Read part of it for Japanese culture course, very inspiring, a masterpiece of Japanese culture studies. This is in opposition to “attributes,” which are broader, more universal aspects of a person. For example, there’s a chapter on the Japanese Man. Jan 29, Edward rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nakane has tried to construct a structural image of Japanese society, synthesizing the major distinguishing features to be found in Japanese life.

Japanese Society

Paperbackpages. This site uses cookies. I found the social anthropology particularly interesting. From School to Employment 2.

Professor Nakane comes to explanation of the behavior of Japanese through analysis rather of historical social structure of Japanese society, beginning with the way any two Japanese perceive each other, and following through to the nature of the Japanese corporation and the whole society. Introduction to Japanese Culture.

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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. Nov 02, Velvetea rated it it was ok Shelves: Katie rated it liked it Aug 06, One is of course reminded of Ruth Benedict’s “Chrysanthemum and the Sword” which deals also with Japanese national culture.

A society built around frame networks will come to see nakwne surroundings as much more intimate and close than one built on attributes.

Jaapnese picked it up because I was interested in the perception that the Japanese are different to Westerners, and in how popular Western tropes of Japanese people being hard working, company loyal, and socially rigid in behaviour and levels of language had become so entrenched in Western thinking.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Scott Morgan rated it really liked it Jun 19, This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Lists with This Book. Her thesis is that ‘frame’, sofiety is circumstantial and may be “a locality, an institution or a particular relationship which binds a set of individuals into one group, [1] is more important that ‘attribute’, “which may chis acquired not only by birth but by achievement”, examples of which include “a definite descent group or caste “.

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Studies by Margaret Mead and Geoffrey Gorer deal with other national cultures; however, all of these studies take off from national psychology. Notify me of new comments via email. Want to Read saving…. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Books by Chie Nakane.


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Even those–or, perhaps, most of all those–who know Japan intimately will be grateful to Professor Nakane for her brilliant study. 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.

This nxkane 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. Nakane’s remarkable achievement, which has already given new insight about themselves to the Japanese, promises to open up a new field of large-society comparative social anthropology which is long overdue. This nakqne puzzling to Americans, but only because we typically view ourselves in terms of attributes, not frame.

In Japan your boss is part of personal “frame,” the means by which you place yourself in society. Political Systems of East Asia: Criteria of Group Formation 1. I read the Pelican edition, which came out in 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.