17.08.2020 - 08:19:36
New book on Japanese language socialisation and hierarchy by Zi Wang
Zi Wang published his new book The Discursive Construction of Hierarchy in Japanese Society: An Ethnographic Study of Secondary School Clubs (De Gruyter).
It examines how youths are socialised into the hierarchical system of thought and behaviour (jouge kankei) via a range of discursive practices during the most formative years of growing up. This is the first monograph-length work in the area of language socialisation of youths in Japan which focuses on secondary school club activities, a hitherto understudied milieu. The book also draws parallels between hierarchy in school and adult corporate contexts, and offers explanations for the enduring nature of jouge kankei in Japanese social life.
More information and purchasing options can be found on De Gruyter’s website: https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/561664 .