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By Takie Sugiyama Lebra

ISBN-10: 0520076001

ISBN-13: 9780520076006

ISBN-10: 0520076028

ISBN-13: 9780520076020

This most up-to-date paintings from Japanese-born anthropologist Takie Sugiyama Lebra is the 1st ethnographic learn of the trendy jap aristocracy. validated as a category firstly of the Meiji interval, the kazoku ranked at once lower than the emperor and his kinfolk. formally dissolved in 1947, this crew of social elites remains to be regularly perceived as the Aristocracy. Lebra won access into this tightly knit circle and performed a couple of hundred interviews with its contributors. 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 areas every one topic in its ancient context. She analyzes the evolution of prestige barriers and the vital function performed by way of outsiders.

But this ebook isn't easily concerning the elite. it's also approximately commoners and the way every 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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