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New Publication: "Studying Japan" (Kottmann/Reiher)



News from Dec 11, 2020

Studying Japan. Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods
Edited by Nora Kottmann and Cornelia Reiher
2020, approx. 500 pp., pb., approx. € 58.00
ISBN 978-3-8487-5085-6

Studying Japan is the first comprehensive guide on qualitative methods, research designs and fieldwork in social science research on Japan. More than 70 Japan scholars from around the world provide an easy-to-read overview on qualitative methods used in research on Japan’s society, politics, culture and history. The book covers the entire research process from the outset to the completion of a thesis, a paper, or a book. The authors provide basic introductions to individual methods, discuss their experiences when applying these methods and highlight current trends in research on Japan.
The book serves as a foundation for a course on qualitative research methods and can also be used as a reference for all researchers in Japanese Studies, the Social Sciences and Area Studies. It is an essential reading for students and researchers with an interest in Japan!

With contributions by
Chapters: Celeste L. Arrington, David Chiavacci, Andreas EderRamsauer, James Farrer, Roger Goodman, Carola Hommerich, Nora Kottmann, Gracia Liu-Farrer, Levi McLaughlin, Chris McMorran, Caitlin Meagher, Kaori Okano, Theresia Berenike Peucker, Cornelia Reiher, Katja Schmidtpott, Christian Tagsold, Katrin Ullmann, Gabriele Vogt, Cosima Wagner, Akiko Yoshida, Urs Matthias Zachmann.

Essays: Shinichi Aizawa, Daniel Aldrich, Genaro Castro-Vázquez, Sheldon Garon, Christopher Gerteis, Joy Hendry, Jun Imai, Aya H. Kimura, Lynne Nakano, Scott North, Patricia Maclachlan, Robert Pekkanen, Saadia Pekkanen, Nancy Rosenberger, Richard Samuels, Karen Shire, David Slater, Akiko Takeyama, Daisuke Watanabe, Tomiko Yamaguchi and many more.

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