Difference and Modernity
Автор: Clammer John
Жанр: Иностранная литература
Год выпуска: нет данных
Язык написания книги: Английский
Japan, the only non-Western society to develop independently a fully-fledged capitalist-industrialist economy, poses fundamental questions to social theory. Is Japan in fact 'unique' and as such is it a society which escapes the net of conventional sociological abstractions? The book questions how special Japanese society really is, the limitations of Western social theory in grasping the fullness of this dynamic and a complex Asian society, and inquires as to how Japan in turn may speak to social theory and deepen and broaden the principles on which social theory attempts to explore and categorize the social and cultural worlds.