By John Clammer
The query of ‘postmodernity’ that has swept Western educational and highbrow circles increases serious comparative questions. Do societies that experience now not skilled an analogous historic improvement because the West cross necessarily via modernity into postmodernity, or can they bypass such phases altogether? Japan, the single non-Western society to boost independently a fully-fledged capitalist-industrialist financial system, poses such basic inquiries to social concept. Is Japan in truth ‘unique’ and as such is it a society which escapes the web of traditional sociological abstractions? The e-book questions how exact eastern society fairly is, the restrictions of Western social concept in greedy the fullness of this dynamic and a posh Asian society, and inquires as to how Japan in flip might communicate to social conception and deepen and expand the rules on which social idea makes an attempt to discover and categorize the social and cultural worlds.
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