Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar anthropology of Japan has come to be dominated by certain conceptual and methodological and exposes the extent to which this process has occluded our view of Japan.
Sonia Ryang is Associate Profesor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, USA. She is also the author of Koreans in Japan.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series