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    The series has been published in collaboration with the Center of Excellence at the School of Sociology of Kwansei Gakuin University.

      Kenji Kosaka and Masahiro Ogino eds, A Quest for Alternative Sociology paperback  

    The twelve chapters are arranged in four sections - Unremedied Suffering, Taming Suffering, Reciting Suffering and Multidimensional Happiness - and explore the effects of war, economic exploitation, transnational migration, ecological disaster and family arrangements on people s happiness. The various studies examine issues in Japan, the United States, the Netherlands, India, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Through these diverse studies, the authors aim to define an intersected domain of sociological research through the examination of three sub-domains: Alternative social research, alternative society, and alternative sociology.


    $59.95


      Kenji Kosaka and Masahiro Ogino eds, A Quest for Alternative Sociology hardcover  

    This is a hardcover edition.


    $119.95


      Akira Furukawa ed., Frontiers of Social Research: Japan and Beyond paperback  

    In this collection, thirteen essays by Japanese and Korean sociologists and anthropologists explore a variety of methods of social inquiry. They include: urban research, wartime anthropology, folklore studies, the studies of local knowledge of villagers, visual methodologies in fieldwork and description, and research and practice in social work.


    $59.95


      Akira Furukawa ed., Frontiers of Social Research: Japan and Beyond hardcover  

    This is a hardcover version.


    $109.95


      Kenji Kosaka ed., A Sociology of Happiness: Japanese Perspectives paperback  

    Published as the first volume of the Advanced Social Research Series, this book explores issues of happiness from a wide variety of sociological perspectives. It includes: a meta-analysis of suffering an axiomatic approach to constructing a disadvantage index a proposal for a new qualitative methodology for social science research a Nietzschean analysis of happiness a proposal to codify linguistic rights drawing on notions of the universal right to pursue well-being an analysis of the role of folklore in articulating a society s implicit understandings of happiness and suffering a critical exploration of the impact of social surveillance on happiness and a clinical sociological approach to happiness and unhappiness.


    $54.95


      Kenji Kosaka ed., A Sociology of Happiness: Japanese Perspectives hardcover  

    This is a hardcover version.


    $104.95


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