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By Joy Hendry

ISBN-10: 0415195748

ISBN-13: 9780415195744

During this hugely own account pleasure Hendry relates her reports of fieldwork in a jap city and divulges a desirable cross-section of jap existence. She units out on a research of politeness yet various unpredictable occasions together with a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the kin of a poweful neighborhood gangster, start to regulate the path of her learn. The booklet demonstrates the position of probability within the acquisition of anthropological wisdom and demonstrates how moments of perception could be embedded in daily job. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the schooling method, non secular ideals, politics, the family members and the local in glossy Japan.

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She replied in exactly the same tones, with the phrases which are conventionally used in reply. She thanked me for my hospitality, my time and my interest, set off for the doorway, slipped into her shoes, and was gone. What a strange encounter! I felt quite exhausted by it and began to wonder whether my visitor had been a stray patient from the psychiatric department of Takako’s husband, Minoru. Actually, something about our last series of formulaic exchanges had reminded me of the way Japanese people sometimes speak to me.

The side of the road fell away into neatly planted rice fields, the stalks standing staunchly in their perfectly straight rows, and the delicate fronds of some tall bamboo waved in the distance. I was impressed by the number of shrines and temples I passed, and began to feel that we might also have stumbled on quite a religious part of the country. A pilgrims’ trail 33 The language of priests and their parishioners would be interesting, I mused, as might be the language used to address gods. I entered the various compounds I was passing, to have a look around, and take a break from the slight incline I was climbing.

This Mr Hosaka (Rehabili – to distinguish him from the other) actually turned out to be a splendid informant, perhaps because his experience as a TV announcer had made him particularly aware of some of the intricacies of language use. He had also been acutely aware of having to adjust his own forms of speech as he straddled the various social groups represented by his parents, who insisted he develop a facility with the politest of language, his primary-school friends, who scorned anything but the crudest of local dialect, and his adolescent Tokyo associates; moreover, undoubtedly, though he didn’t mention this, he had to find a way of getting on with his in-laws.

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