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Takie Sugiyama Lebra's Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese PDF

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By Takie Sugiyama Lebra

This most up-to-date paintings from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the 1st ethnographic examine of the fashionable jap aristocracy. verified as a category in the beginning of the Meiji interval, the kazoku ranked without delay under the emperor and his family members. formally dissolved in 1947, this workforce of social elites continues to be typically perceived as the Aristocracy. Lebra received access into this tightly knit circle and performed a couple of hundred interviews with its individuals. She has woven jointly a reconstructive ethnography from their existence histories to create an intimate portrait of a distant and archaic world.

As Lebra explores the tradition of the kazoku, she locations every one topic in its historic context. She analyzes the evolution of prestige barriers and the crucial position performed through outsiders.

But this e-book isn't easily concerning the elite. it's also approximately commoners and the way each one stratum mirrors the opposite. Revealing formerly unobserved complexities in eastern society, it additionally sheds mild at the common challenge of social stratification.

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