An Anthropologist in Japan: Glimpses of Life in the Field (Asa Research Methods)

by Joy Hendry

This text, with a personal narrative, provides insights into many elements of Japaneselife.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 184 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.18 out of 5
  • Published March 23rd 1999 by Routledge
  • Original Title: An Anthropologist in Japan: Glimpses of Life in the Field (Asa Research Methods)
  • ISBN: 0415195748 (ISBN13: 9780415195744)
  • Edition Language: English

This text, with a personal narrative, provides insights into many elements of Japanese life. Joy Hendry tells the story of a nine-month period of fieldwork in a Japanese seaside town. She originally set out to study politeness, but a variety of unpredictable events occurred and dramatically change the direction of her research. The anthropologist has to deal with a suicide, a volcanic eruption, and the problem of her young son’s friendship with the son of a powerful local gangster.