Crafting Selves

Crafting Selves

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qThe 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 anthropology of work, social psychology, Asian Americans, and even modern€”Paul H. Noguchi, American Anthropologist qKondo's work is significant because she goes beyond disharmony, insisting on complexity. Kondo shows that inequalities are not simply oppressive-they are meaningful ways to establish€”Nancy Rosenberger, Journal of Asian StudiesAnyway, I prefer working to just sitting around at home doing nothingaquot; (Uchi de jitto suru yori . . .). In fact, it ... It was only six years ago, when her husband was very ill and in the hospital, that she knew she had to go out and earn some money.

Title:Crafting Selves
Author:Dorinne K. Kondo
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1990-04-15


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