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Looking for an ethnography 
22nd-Feb-2011 02:42 pm
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 Hello there, I'm new here. I'm currently an anthropology minor at MSCD in Denver. I've come to ask  you all for some information you might have. It might be a stretch, but I'm pretty desperate.

I'm doing a research paper on the Yakuza in Japan, and need at least one legit written ethnography on the subject. It either must be about them specifically or at least deal with aspects of them (so an ethnography focusing on organized crime that may mention the Yakuza? Or another Japanese ethnography that mentions them?) Any other books/references/whatnot you may have would be awesome as well.

Thanks for your time :)
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22nd-Feb-2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
I don't know of any ethnographies, but a personal/journalistic account that's well worth reading is "Tokyo Vice," by Jake Adelstein. "Yakuza Moon" is also a good personal account. You may also look for ethnographies on burakumin (might be spelled wrong), the associations that were the yakuza's forerunners. There's also the article "Heisei Yakuza: Burst bubble and Botaiho" (Peter Hill, 2003), which was pretty good.
22nd-Feb-2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info! It's immensely helpful.
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