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Native Anthropology: The Japanese Challenge to Western Academic Hegemony Takami Kuwayama

Native Anthropology: The Japanese Challenge to Western Academic Hegemony

Takami Kuwayama

Published December 31st 2004
ISBN : 9781876843762
Paperback
184 pages
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 About the Book 

A major task in contemporary anthropology is the creation of dialogic space among all the people concerned with the culture studied, without privileging one kind of discourse over another. Seen globally, Japan is placed on the periphery of theMoreA major task in contemporary anthropology is the creation of dialogic space among all the people concerned with the culture studied, without privileging one kind of discourse over another. Seen globally, Japan is placed on the periphery of the academic world system. The Japanese have long been objects of representation, but their voices are seldom heard at the center. The frequent neglect of Japanese scholarship on Japan among Japanologists in the Anglophone community attests to this point. This book analyzes this situation by showing how anthropological knowledge is produced, disseminated, and consumed on a global scale.