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Performing the Buraku

Narratives on Cultures and Everyday Life in Contemporary Japan

Performing the Buraku( )
Author: Cangia, Flavia
Series title:Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology / Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien Ser.
ISBN:978-3-643-80153-1
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Lit Verlag
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

In Japan, people labeled as Buraku-min are usually described as the descendants of pre-modern occupational groups who were engaged in socially-polluting tasks like leather work, meat-packing, street entertainment, and drum-making. This book explores the representations of the buraku in contemporary Japan, with a special focus on performances and museum exhibitions. In particular, the book is the result of an ethnographic work conducted in Kinegawa and Naniwa leather towns, respectively...
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Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: History / Asia / Japan
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Book Weight:1.188 Pounds

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