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The Practice of Concern: Ritual, Well-Being, and Aging in Rural Japan (Carolina Academic Press Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anth)

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ISBN-10: 089089406X
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The book's basic argument is indeed innovative....well worth reading. --Pacific Affairs, Summer 2005

Gerontologists will find the book illuminating in its treatment of aging in cultural context in Japan as well as the meaning and significance of ritual and religion in this society. The key concepts of aging--ritual--health/wellness are intertwined; Traphagan does an excellent job of explaining the linkages as well as the cultural factors responsible for maintaining these links. --Journal of Intergenerational Relationship

About the Author

John W. Traphagan is a professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press (October 31, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089089406X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890894064
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellent book with a great presentation of ethnographic studies of contemporary rural Japan. I made a great use of it while writing my proposal for my dissertation.
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