By Joy Hendry
During this hugely own account pleasure Hendry relates her reviews of fieldwork in a jap city and divulges a desirable cross-section of eastern existence. She units out on a examine of politeness yet a number of unpredictable occasions together with a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the kinfolk of a poweful neighborhood gangster, start to modify the course of her examine. The e-book demonstrates the function of probability within the acquisition of anthropological wisdom and demonstrates how moments of perception should be embedded in daily job. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the schooling procedure, spiritual ideals, politics, the kin and the local in smooth Japan.
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Extra resources for An Anthropologist in Japan: Glimpses of Life in the Field
True to their word, two policemen appeared on my doorstep a few days later, happy with my credentials, and willing to give me information about the area in which I now resided. I made an appointment, and later visited at a time convenient for them. Police records included information about all the residents in the area, with occupations of the men, and further information about whether their wives go out to work. They had a record of the numbers of children in each house, and the schools they attended.
He used so much keigo that he could barely get the words through his flashing teeth, and he found more ways of thanking us for kindly coming out to see what the town had to offer than my textbook on polite language could interpret. This man was not popular, I was told, and a forthcoming election should by rights dispose of him, but local gossip was beginning to make me aware of a level of local power which was less easy to investigate directly. It seemed that the yakuza, or Japanese mafia, had quite a presence in this town, and two rival groups – again – vied for backstage control of the official local politicians.
Six of us were enrolled, including those I had met at the initial birthday party, and a female doctor whose children had attended kindergarten with the others. This woman, Mrs Obayashi, was married into a family of doctors who ran a local practice, and I had met her husband’s father and older brothers several times on my previous visit. She would arrive in an expensive sports car, and the others were somewhat in awe of her. It was not that the others did not work, or have qualifications. Indeed, two of them had postgraduate degrees, but they had decided to put the rearing of their small children before their own careers for the time being.