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"The ethnography of Japan is currently being reshaped by a new generation of Japanologists, and the present work certainly deserves a place in this body of literature. . . . The combination of utility with beauty makes Kondo's book required reading, for those with an interest not only in Japan but also in reflexive anthropology, women's studies, field methods, the anthropo ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published April 15th 1990 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1990)
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Read this eons ago when I was writing an article about intersecting performance of race and gender in certain sociocultural constructs. Writing style stays safe within the genre of academic writing, though the author's ethnographic approach and intriguing case studies elevate the narrative to the realm of truly interesting.