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Japanese Sense of Self (Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology) Paperback – March 10, 1994
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'An ambitious formulation, with all the attendant excitement of originality ... This book ... takes its place as a contribution to ongoing anthropological debate and to a greater understanding of Japanese thought processes.' Joy Hendry, Man
'The authors urge a 'reconsideration' by Western-trained scholars of concepts of self in both Western and non-Western culutures ... [and] emphasizes the common humanity, the seeking, the vulnerability of all people, individually and collectively.' Paul Spackman, International Mind
Demonstrating the Japanese ability to reconcile opposition within their community, this presentation of the idea of the self as interactive with society challenges previous simplistic comparisons between Western individualism and non-Western collectivism.
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