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eBook The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America ePub

by Merry White

  • ISBN: 0520089391
  • Category: Parenting
  • Subcategory: Relationships
  • Author: Merry White
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr (August 1, 1994)
  • ePub book: 1966 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1181 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 621

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In The Material Child, Merry White explores the world of the teenager in two significantly different modern societies, Japan and America.

In The Material Child, Merry White explores the world of the teenager in two significantly different modern societies, Japan and America.

The Material Child book. As she describes the youth culture of Japan, Merry White draws comparisons with the interests and activities pursued by teenagers in the United States and the contrasting attitudes of adults in Japan and the . The result is both engrossing and enlightening.

As she describes the youth culture of Japan, Merry White draws comparisons with the interests and activities pursued by teenagers in the United States and the contrasting attitudes of adults in Japan and the . University of California Press.

Merry White teaches courses on urban Japanese society, on food and culture, on women in Asia and on the anthropology of travel and tourism

Her publications include: Coffee Life in Japan, (University of California Press, 2012); Perfectly Japanese: Making Family in an Era of Upheaval (University of California Press, 2002); The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America (Free Press, 1993; Dobunshoin, 1993; University of California Press, 1994); Comparing Cultures (with Sylvan Barnet, Bedford Books, 1995); Th. Merry White teaches courses on urban Japanese society, on food and culture, on women in Asia and on the anthropology of travel and tourism. In addition to teaching and writing, Dr. White is also consultant to educational and media projects related to Japan and to culinary anthropology.

The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America. Ikuya Sato, "The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America. Merry White," American Journal of Sociology 101, no. 1 (Ju. 1995): 255-257. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. On the Relation Between Sociology and Ethics. Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty. Racial Profiling and Use of Force in Police Stops: How Local Events Trigger Periods of Increased Discrimination.

Coming of age is a young person's transition from being a child to being an adult. It continues through the teenage years of life. The specific age at which this transition takes place varies between societies, as does the nature of the change. It can be a simple legal convention or can be part of a ritual or spiritual event, as practiced by many societies

a b White, Merry (1994). The material child: coming of age in Japan and America (reprint e. The political economy of reproduction in Japan: between nation-state and everyday life.

a b White, Merry (1994). p. 115. ISBN 0-520-08940-5. 243. ISBN 0-415-32190-5. Cooper-Chen, Anne; Kodama, Miiko (1997). Mass communication in Japan.

Merry White, Boston University, Anthropology Department, Faculty Member. The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America more

Merry White, Boston University, Anthropology Department, Faculty Member. Studies Anthropology of Food, Japan anthropology, and Anthropology. The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America more. Page 1. ING OF AGE IN JAPAN AND AMERICA Page 2. Page 3. 1U MtfaUl CkU Page 4. Page 5. COMING OF AGE IN JAPAN AND AMERICA MERRY WHITE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley • Los Angeles • London Page . .Publication Date: 1994. Evacuation Day, or a Foodie is Bummed Out more. Publication Date: 2003.

Merry Isaacs White is Professor of Anthropology at Boston University.

Alex Kerr To my father, Andy Kerr,who taught me to observe Acknowledgments When I began work on this book in 1995, I expected to complete it in about a year I had no idea that it would turn into one of the biggest challenges of my life and, in the e.

In "The Material Child" Merry White explores the world of the teenager in two significantly different modern societies, Japan and America. Drawing on the voices of adolescents themselves, she offers an in-depth look at the sexuality, school work, family relationships, leisure activities, friendships and buying behaviour of the young in both countries. Through her analysis, White shows that although adolescents in the US and Japan may share the same taste in pizza, pop music and leather jackets, they remain very different from each other. The Japanese teen, for example, is sexually sophisticated, but dependent and childish by American standards. In contrast, American teenagers are more independent and worldly on some fronts, but surprisingly ignorant sexually. The author also explores Japanese fears for their teens versus the US fear of their teens, showing how these contrasting anxieties developed and how they affect the behaviour of the adolescents themselves.

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This book is a very interesting tour of Japanese youth in the early 1990's. Going beyond mere description she compares Japanese and American teens, blowing away many stereotypes on both sides. I found differences where I wasn't expecting them and surprising ways they are similar. Most of the material focuses on the Japanese side, covering their social development, consummerism, opinions on life's big issues, and how both the group and school mould their personalities and behavior. Make sure not to miss the reproduction of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police's poster on how to figure out if your kid is a juvenile delinquent. It's a laugh!
Monin Monin
Good in that it dispels stereotypes as opposed to other books on Japanese society that try to explain it all. This book uses actual quotes of actual students. With the way society changes, it will be dated soon. The cover photo is already dated.