The popular image of Japanese society is a steroetypical one - that of a people characterised by a coherent set of thought and behaviour patterns, applying to all Japanese and transcending time. Ross Mouer and Yoshio Sugimoto found this image quite incongruous during their research for this book in Japan. They ask whether this steroetype of the Japanese is not only generated by foreigners but by the Japanese themselves. This is likely to be a controversial book as it does not contribute to the continuing mythologising of Japan and the Japanese. The book examines contemporary images of Japanese society by surveying an extensive sample of popular and academic literature on Japan. After tracing the development of qholisticq theories about the Japanese, commonly referred to as the qgroup modelq, attention is focused on the evaluation of that image. Empirical evidence contrary to this model is discussed and methodological lacunae are cited. A qsociology of Japanologyq is also presented. In pursuit of other visions of Japanese society, the authors argue that certain aspects of Japanese behaviour can be explained by considering Japanese society as the exact inverse of the portayal provided by the group model. The authors also present a multi-dimensional model of social stratification, arguing that much of the variation in Japanese behaviour can be understood within the framework as having universal equivalence.I would mention three concrete differences without suggesting that my statement is exhaustive. ... Freedoms (the right to respect for private and family life) foundered on the threshold required even by the anxious scrutiny test. ... security and public order aims pursued, principles which lie at the heart of the courta#39;s analysis of complaints under article 8 of the Convention.a#39; In other words, the intensity of the review, in similar cases, is guaranteed by the twin requirements that the limitation ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights|
|Author||:||Helen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson|
|Publisher||:||Cavendish Publishing - 2003-08-01|