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By P. Martinez, D. P. Martinez, Jan Van Bremen

ISBN-10: 0415116635

ISBN-13: 9780415116633

Japan is among the such a lot urbanised and industrialised international locations on the planet. but the japanese proceed to instruction various spiritual rituals and ceremonies regardless of the high-tech, hugely regimented nature of eastern society. Ceremony and formality in Japan specializes in the conventional and spiritual elements of jap society from an anthropological point of view, proposing new fabric and making cross-cultural comparisons.
The chapters during this assortment disguise themes as assorted as funerals and mourning, sweeping, women's roles in ritual, the department of ceremonial meals into sour and candy, the heritage of a shrine, the enjoying of video games, the alternate of towels and the connection among rite and the place of work. The ebook offers an outline of the that means of culture, and appears on the means during which new ceremonies have sprung up in altering situations, whereas outdated ones were preserved, or have built new meanings.

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It should be compared with studies of ceremonies and rites in Japan, the better to understand the religious practices found in Japan and other societies in the world, whether industrialized or not. NOTES 1 I would like to thank Dolores Martinez and David Gellner for reading and improving my text. ’, but then wrote as a correction on his personal copy: ‘étude systématique des cérémonies’ (Belmont 1986:10). 3 See for instance Bestor (1989) and Robertson (1991) on ritual integration and rivalry in Japanese neighbourhoods; Stefánsson (1991) on Taiwanese funerary accessories; Honda (1993) on memorialism in Korea.

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