Life in Riverfront: A Middle Western Town Seen Through Japanese Eyes Mariko Fujita

ISBN: 9780155064218

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Life in Riverfront: A Middle Western Town Seen Through Japanese Eyes  by  Mariko Fujita

Life in Riverfront: A Middle Western Town Seen Through Japanese Eyes by Mariko Fujita
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LIFE IN RIVERFRONT is a unique case study that offers a fresh approach to ethnography because it looks at American culture as seen through the eyes of Japanese anthropologists. Every cultural anthropology student is introduced to papers on theMoreLIFE IN RIVERFRONT is a unique case study that offers a fresh approach to ethnography because it looks at American culture as seen through the eyes of Japanese anthropologists. Every cultural anthropology student is introduced to papers on the Nacirema, a very foreign culture with many daily rituals and a fanaticism for cleanliness, especially as they prepare themselves for work in the morning.

In truth, the nacirema is American (spelled backwards), and the lessons learned from seeing ones own culture through the eyes of a stranger illuminate the notion of ethnocentrism in a powerful way. While a major task of anthropology is to make the strange familiar and the exotic or enigmatic understandable, another task is to make the familiar strange so that one can see ones own culture in a new light. This case study accomplishes this and more.



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