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Japanese Sense of Self : Publications for the Society for Psychological Anthropology - Nancy R. Rosenberger

Japanese Sense of Self

Publications for the Society for Psychological Anthropology

By: Nancy R. Rosenberger (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th May 1994
ISBN: 9780521466370
Number Of Pages: 192

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Nancy Rosenberger's book challenges previous simplistic comparisons between Western individualism and non-Western collectivism: the idea, as exemplified by the Japanese, of the self as interactive with society. Through their observations of Japanese life, the authors explain how the Japanese define themselves and communicate with those around them. They discuss what Westerners view as oppositions within the Japanese community and demonstrate how the Japanese reconcile one with the other. The Japanese emerge as complex and multi-faceted, vulnerable to outside influences, but strong enough to determine their own destinies.

'An ambitious formulation, with all the attendant excitement of originality ... This book ... takes its place as a contribution to ongoing anthropological debate and to a greater understanding of Japanese thought processes.' Joy Hendry, Man 'The authors urge a 'reconsideration' by Western-trained scholars of concepts of self in both Western and non-Western culutures ... [and] emphasizes the common humanity, the seeking, the vulnerability of all people, individually and collectively.' Paul Spackman, International Mind

List of figuresp. viii
List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Japanese preschools and the pedagogy of selfhoodp. 21
Multiple selves: the aesthetics and politics of artisanal identitiesp. 40
Tree in summer, tree in winter: movement of self in Japanp. 67
Identification of the self in relation to the environmentp. 93
Self in Japanese culturep. 105
The reference other orientationp. 121
Kejime: defining a shifting self in multiple organizational modesp. 152
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780521466370
ISBN-10: 0521466377
Series: Publications for the Society for Psychological Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 9th May 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3