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dc.contributor.authorTajan, Nicolas
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-23T11:54:42Z
dc.date.available2021-02-23T11:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210223_9781351260794_15
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46926
dc.description.abstractThis book examines the phenomenon of social withdrawal in Japan, which ranges from school non-attendance to extreme forms of isolation and confinement, known as hikikomori. Based on extensive original research including interview research with a range of practitioners involved in dealing with the phenomenon, the book outlines how hikikomori expresses itself, how it is treated and dealt with and how it has been perceived and regarded in Japan over time. The author, a clinical psychologist with extensive experience of practice, argues that the phenomenon although socially unacceptable is not homogenous, and can be viewed not as a mental disorder, but as an idiom of distress, a passive and effective way of resisting the many great pressures of Japanese schooling and of Japanese society more widely.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJapan Anthropology Workshop Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studies
dc.subject.otherRegional studies
dc.titleMental Health and Social Withdrawal in Contemporary Japan
dc.title.alternativeBeyond the Hikikomori Spectrum
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781351260800
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd86614f7-ab0b-42bf-a3b7-053fda9617b2
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.dc_titleOrganizational Network Analysis
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages248


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