De Vos, George y Wagatsuma, Hiroshi: Japan's Invisible Race: Caste in Culture and Personality

Raúl Guerrero Plaza


This is one of the first books in English to analyze in-depth the problem of minority discrimination in Japan from pre modern times to mid 20th century, focusing exclusively on one of the most discriminated minority groups in the country, the Burakumin. Wide in its approach, it contains several articles that engage the problem from a multidisciplinary point of view, including the findings of several field studies conducted in Japan and the US. The editors stress the similarities of Buraku discrimination with the caste system, a phenomenon that also can be seen in other parts of Asia.

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Japón; minorías; discriminación; burakumin; historia social; estudios étnicos.

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