This book is an unprecedented collection of 29 original essays by some of the world?s most distinguished scholars of Japan.
Covers a broad range of issues, including the colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; eugenics and nation building; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and fashion and food cultures
Resists stale and misleading stereotypes, by presenting new perspectives on Japanese culture and society
Makes Japanese society accessible to readers unfamiliar with the country
Jennifer Robertson is Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan. Robertson has published many articles and book chapters on a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from the seventeenth century to the present. Her most recent research projects include Japanese colonial culture-making, eugenic modernity, war art, and comparative bioethics. She is the author of Native and Newcomer: Making and Unmaking a Japanese City (1991), Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan (1998), and editor of Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is finishing a new book, Blood and Beauty: Eugenic Modernity and Empire in Japan.
Release date Australia
February 15th, 2008
Edited by Jennifer Robertson
Country of Publication
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)