The Makioka Sisters
Tanizizakis The Makioka Sisters is a story about four sisters (Tsuruko, Sachiko,
Yukiko, and Taeko) who come from a wealthy Japanese merchant family that is in declining in
Japan: AN Overview
Three character systems
Kanji (ideographic- idea picture)
Tokugawa (Edo) Era (1603=1868)
Soc 311 essay topics
The Japanese family system has changed substantially over time. Compare family
practices under the Meiji Civil Code with those in the post-WWII period, and in the
past 20 years or so. Draw on authors such as Yoshizumi (1995) and Ed
Modern Japan Through Its Weddings
Japanese wedding practices reflect ideas about:
Individualism/ independence VS collectivism/interdependence
In Japanese society, collectivism/interdependence is valued as opposed to in
How do rights of remembrance from the dead reflect and reinforce social values and modes of
Social Organization in Japan?
Individuals are nothing without family
Subsistence type: Hunter gatherers ( forager) they follow where the food is.
Settlement: they live in camps where every few days they move.
They dont accumulate property closely related within the camp
The huts are tempera camps