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Full Name: Martinez/d.p.
Number of Works: 1
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ISBN: 0415416094, 9780415416092
Keywords: society, culture, japanese, modern
Pages: 1600
Published: 2007
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Since the end of the 1980s, scholarly work on Japan has attempted to escape the bounds of the previous discourse that continuously described it as `changing Japan', a discourse which paradoxically also focused, in the main, on the hierarchical models of this so-called vertical society. While accepting the rapid rate of social change and enduring continuities within Japan, this new wave of work also looked at the micro-level by trying to place people within the framework of `the' Japanese model.The four volumes in this Routledge Major Work bring together the most useful new-wave essays written