Dimensions of Japanese Society

Gender, Margins and Mainstream

  • Kenneth G. Henshall
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Kenneth G. Henshall
    Pages 1-47
  3. Kenneth G. Henshall
    Pages 108-176
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-249

About this book

Introduction

Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and Evil, but by broad aesthetic concepts based on Pure and Impure. What they include as 'impure' will surprise many readers.

Keywords

gender Nation organization society

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth G. Henshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesUniversity of WaikatoNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780333981092
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-77239-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-98109-2
  • About this book