First, there is a detailed and descriptive analysis of the social organisation of, and place of marriage in, one community in Kyushu. To this extent, the study is a regional one and provides valuable ethnographic information. The second angle, however, is to analyse this material in the light of other historical ethnographical writings on Japan, which puts the regional material in a national context, and brings together a great deal of information about Japanese marriage hitherto unpublished in English.... anyway in Japanese homes.47 As Dore has commented, the bridea#39;s trousseau is a a#39;form of conspicuous consumption ... girls decide to do away with all tradition and choose to marry in a white Western wedding-dress, but the only such girl inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Marriage in Changing Japan|
|Author||:||Joy Hendry, Professor of Social Anthropology Joy Hendry|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2010-10-18|