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Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace

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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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Henny Kim-Ortel
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
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I will be using this extensively in my thesis! Amazing book!
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This book is excellent. Got lots of quotes out of it, and my whole anthropology class swears by this book.
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