While resources in English for researching and teaching the anthropology of Japan have boomed in recent years, the availability of easily accessible work on the sociology of Japan has lagged far behind. This three volume series on Contemporary Japanese Sociology provides an invaluable service by bringing together in one place the work of the best known sociologists of Japan of the past twenty years.
This important collection opens up a treasure trove of Japanese sociology to an English-reading audience. With contributions from the leading figures of the discipline, it provides an indispensible guide to the latest arguments and findings. Encyclopedic in breadth, it is a key resource for anyone interested in not only the sociology of Japan, but also sociology in Japan.