Book and media reviews and review essays


1982 Shingū: A Japanese Fishing Community by Arne Kalland. Journal of Asian Studies 42(1):166-67.
1982 Marriage in Changing Japan by Joy Hendry. Man 17(3):573.
1983 The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller by Carlo Ginzburg. Journal of Peasant Studies 11(1):119-21.
1985 Understanding Green Revolutions: Agrarian Change and Development Planning in South Asia ed. by Bayliss-Smith & Wanmali. Quarterly Review of Biology 60(4):549-50.
1985 Collective Decision Making in Rural Japan by Robert C. Marshall. Journal of Asian Studies 45(1):154-55.
1985 Technology and Agricultural Development in Pre-War Japan by Penelope Francks. Monumenta Nipponica 40(3):372-73.
1986 Okubo Diary: Portrait of a Japanese Valley by Brian Moeran. Asian Folklore Studies 45(2):310-312.
1986 The Evolution of Labor Relations in Japan: Heavy Industry, 1853-1955 by Andrew Gordon. Journal of Social History 20(2):421-423.
1987 Social Protest and Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century Japan by Anne Walthall. American Historical Review 92(3):724.
1987 Peasant Protest in Japan, 1590-1884 by Herbert Bix and Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan by Stephen Vlastos. Journal of Social History 21(3):555-557.
1988 Urban Japanese Housewives by Anne E. Imamura and The Japanese Educational Challenge by Merry White. Monumenta Nipponica 43(1):127-130.
1988 Law and Social Change in Postwar Japan by Frank Upham. Journal of Asian Studies 47(3):656-657.
1989 Imitation and Innovation: The Transfer of Western Organizational Patterns to Meiji Japan by Eleanor Westney. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 19(4):705-707.
1989 Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Robotics, and the Coming Technopia by Frederik Schodt. Monumenta Nipponica 44(1):133-135.
1990 Neighborhood Tokyo by Theodore C. Bestor. Journal of Japanese Studies 16(1):192-200.
1990 The Monkey as Mirror: Symbolic Transformations in Japanese History and Ritual by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney. Ethnohistory 37(1):76-78.
1990 Ceremony and Symbolism in the Japanese Home by Jeremy & Robinson and Gedatsu-kai by Byron Earhart. Journal of Ritual Studies 4(2):413-415.
1990 Handbook of Japanese Popular Culture, edited by Powers, Katô, and Stronach. Monumenta Nipponica 45(4):506-507.
1991 Constructs for Understanding Japan, edited by Y. Sugimoto and R. Mouer. Asian Studies Review 14(3):223-224.
1991 Japanese Agriculture: Patterns of Rural Development by Richard H. Moore. American Anthropologist 93(3):763-764.
1991 Kamikaze Biker: Parody and Anomie in Affluent Japan by Sato Ikuya. Monumenta Nipponica 46(4):564-566.
1993 Native and Newcomer: Making and Remaking a Japanese City by Jennifer Robertson. American Historical Review 98(1):220.
1993 Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: A Study of Political and Economic Change in a Tôhoku Village by Jackson H. Bailey. Journal of Japanese Studies 19(1):159-163.
1993 Political Life in Japan by Takako Kishima. American Journal of Sociology 98(6):1479-1480.
1993 Teenage Tokyo (Boston Children’s Museum exhibit). American Anthropologist 95(2):528-530.
1993 Othernesses of Japan, edited by Harumi Befu and Josef Kreiner. American Anthropologist 95(3):740.
1993 Changing Japanese Suburbia by Eyal Ben-Ari. Monumenta Nipponica 48(3):401-403.
1994 Wrapping Culture by Joy Hendry. Journal of Japanese Studies 20(2):595-598
1994 The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America by Merry White. Contemporary Sociology 23(5, September):701-702
1994 School to Work Transition in Japan by Kaori Okano. Monumenta Nipponica 49(3):387-389.
1995 The Geography of Power in Medieval Japan by Thomas Keirstead. Journal of Japanese Studies 21(2):503-511
1996 Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Japan by Kosaku Yoshino. Journal of Japanese Studies 22(1):193-195
1996 Japanese Workers in Protest by Christena Turner. American Journal of Sociology 101(4):1120-1122
1996 The Postwar Japanese System by William K. Tabb. American Ethnologist 23(1):189-190
1996 Ceremony and Ritual in Japan, edited by Jan van Bremen and D. P. Martinez. Journal of Ritual Studies 10(2, Winter):153-154
1996 Sociology and Society in Japan by Nozomu Kawamura. Monumenta Nipponica 51(3):391-392
1999 “The Brief History of Tradition” [review essay of Mirror of Modernity edited by Stephen Vlastos], Japan Quarterly 46(1, January-March):96-99
1999 Life in a Japanese Women’s College by Brian McVeigh. Journal of Japanese Studies 25(2, Summer):486-491
2000 Riding the Black Ship: Japan and Tokyo Disneyland by Aviad E. Raz. Journal of Asian Studies 59(2):441-442
2001 The Rousing Drum by Scott Schnell. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 7(3):.
2000 Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan by Mark Ravina. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31(4):675-676.
2002 The Price of Death by Setsuko Kawano. Journal of Japanese Studies 28(1):241-246
2002 Japanese Sports by Allen Guttmann and Lee Thompson. Monumenta Nipponica 57(2):42
2003 Hegemony of Homogeneity by Harumi Befu. Pacific Affairs 75(4, winter):615-616
2004 Games, Sports, and Cultures edited by Noel Dyck. American Anthropologist 106(2, June):406
2004 Japan and Its Others by John Clammer. In Pacific Affairs 77(3, Fall)
2005 Doing Fieldwork in Japan edited by Bestor, Steinhoff, and Lyons-Bestor. In Journal of Japanese Studies 31 (1, Winter):141-145
2007 Japan, Sport and Society: Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World, edited by Maguire and Nakayama. In Journal of Japanese Studies 33(1):
2007 Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball. In AEMS News and Reviews, Number 27, pages 1-2, 7.
2009 Olympic Japan, edited by A Niehaus and M Seinsch. In Journal of Japanese Studies 35(1, Winter): 253-257.
2009 Fish is Our Life, by Peregrine Beckman and Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World, by Theodore C. Bestor. In American Anthropologist  111(3):392-393.
2010 The American Game by John Kelly. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 16(1): 188-189.
2010 The 1940 Tokyo Games by Sandra Collins. In Journal of Japanese Studies 36(2): 426-427
2011 The Mayor of Aihara, by Simon Partner. In American Historical Review 116(3):781.
2013 Hard Times in the Hometown, by Martin Dusinberre. In Journal of Interdisciplinary History 43(4, Spring): 652-654.
 2014 The Other Face of the Moon, by Claude Levi-Strauss. Journal of Anthropological Research 70(1):171-172
 2015 Precarious Japan, by Anne Allison. Journal of Anthropological Research 71(3):266-267
 2016 License to Play by Michal Daliot-Bul and Marathon Japan, by Thomas Havens. Journal of Japanese Studies 42(2): 370-373
2018 Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia, by Stefan Huebner. Asian Journal of Social Science 46(1-2):211-213
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