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Rethinking Autonomy
Rethinking Autonomy (January 2013)
A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics
John W. Traphagan - Author

Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.

This groundbreaking book offers a critical examination of the concept of autonomy, one with major implications for biomedical ethics. Working from the perspectives of ethnography and medical anthropology, John W. Traphagan argues that the notion of autonomy as a foundational ...(Read More)
 
 
Imagined Families, Lived Families
Imagined Families, Lived Families (January 2009)
Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan
Akiko Hashimoto - Editor
John W. Traphagan - Editor

An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.

The Japanese family is at a crossroads of demographic change and altered cultural values. While the population of children has been shrinking and that of elders rising, attitudes about rights and responsibilities within the family have changed significantly. The rea...(Read More)
 
 
Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan
Wearing Cultural Styles in Japan (April 2006)
Concepts of Tradition and Modernity in Practice
Christopher S. Thompson - Editor
John W. Traphagan - Editor

Explores how tradition and modernity coexist in regional Japan, arguing that the rural/urban dichotomy is outmoded for understanding this contemporary society.

This groundbreaking collection examines the regional dynamics of state societies, looking at how people use the concepts of urban and rural, traditional and modern, and industrial and agricultural to define their existence and the experience of living in contempor...(Read More)
 
 
Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society
Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society (January 2003)
John W. Traphagan - Editor
John Knight - Editor

A demographic and ethnographic exploration of how the aging Japanese society is affecting the family.

Incorporating qualitative and quantitative data and research methods from both demography and social anthropology, this book explores demographic trends in contemporary Japan's rapidly aging society. The contributors describe and analyze trends by addressing the ways in which demographic change is experienced in the con...(Read More)
 
 
Taming Oblivion
Taming Oblivion (February 2000)
Aging Bodies and the Fear of Senility in Japan
John W. Traphagan - Author

Examines the cultural construction of senility in Japan and the moral implications of dependent behavior for older Japanese.

Taming Oblivion examines the cultural construction of senility in Japan and the moral implications of dependent behavior for older Japanese. While the biomedical construction of senility-as-pathology has become increasingly the norm in North America, in Japan a folk category of senility exists known ...(Read More)
 
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