Norbeck, Edward, 1915-. Takashima: a Japanese fishing community

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Title: Takashima: a Japanese fishing community

Published By: Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 1954. 12, 232 p.: ill., maps

By line: by Edward Norbeck

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Okayama (AB43)

Subjects: Household (592); Dwellings (342); Diet (262); Organized ceremonial (796); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); General character of religion (771);

Abstract: This work is an ethnographic study of a small Japanese fishing community located on Takashima Island in the Inland Sea within the boundaries of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Emphasis is placed on the effects of Westernization on this community as well as on over-all socio-cultural trends which apply in considerable measure to all of rural Japan. The attempt is also made " offer suggestions concerning factors which underlie these cultural trends" (p. ix). The author's field work was undertaken under the auspices of the Center for Japanese Studies of the University of Michigan. Although the field work period ran from June 1950 to April 1951, actual study of the community of Takashima did not begin until August 1950, terminating in late April 1951. At the beginning of the field work the author commuted daily from Okayama City to Takashima, but later when the opportunity presented itself, he and his wife remained in part-time residence on the island (p. ix).

Document Number: 24

Document ID: ab43-024

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Yuino (an engagement gift of money) -- 431, 584.

Field Date: August 1950 - April 1951

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1979: John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: 1950-1951

Coverage Place: Takashima, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

LCSH: Japan--Okayama Prefecture


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