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Japanese Society : Tradition, Self, and the Social Order - Robert J. Smith

Japanese Society

Tradition, Self, and the Social Order

Paperback Published: 9th September 1985
ISBN: 9780521315524
Number Of Pages: 192

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As the world"s only major industrial society yet to emerge from outside the Western tradition, Japan has evolved into an industrial state very different from those of the West. Robert Smith argues that this difference is found not so much in organisational and institutional forms as in the Japanese view of the relationship of individuals to one another and to society as a whole. He traces the origin of this difference to the historical traditions of Japan, which rest on cultural premises quite unlike those of the Western world. His compelling and convincing analysis of contemporary Japanese society has far-reaching implications for our understanding of the nature of the modern industrial world.

Foreword by Alfred Harris
The creation of tradition
Order and diffuseness
Self and other
The perfectible society
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521315524
ISBN-10: 0521315522
Series: Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 9th September 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25