By Takie Sugiyama Lebra
As Lebra explores the tradition of the kazoku, she areas every one topic in its old context. She analyzes the evolution of prestige obstacles and the fundamental position performed by way of outsiders.
But this booklet isn't really easily concerning the elite. it's also approximately commoners and the way each one stratum mirrors the opposite. Revealing formerly unobserved complexities in eastern society, it additionally sheds gentle at the common challenge of social stratification.
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Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility by Takie Sugiyama Lebra