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Bestor, Theodore C.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 155 publications in 4 languages and 5,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Reference works  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Ethnographic films  Short films  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, pmn, Restager
Classifications: HN730.T65, 307.33620952135
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Most widely held works by Theodore C Bestor
Tsukiji : the fish market at the center of the world by Theodore C Bestor( )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Neighborhood Tokyo by Theodore C Bestor( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the vastness of Tokyo these are tiny social units, and by the standards that most Americans would apply, they are perhaps far too small, geographically and demographically, to be considered "neighborhoods." Still, to residents of Tokyo and particularly to the residents of any given subsection of the city, they are socially significant and geographically distinguishable divisions of the urban landscape. In neighborhoods such as these, overlapping and intertwining associations and institutions provide an elaborate and enduring framework for local social life, within which residents are linked to one another not only through their participation in local organizations, but also through webs of informal social, economic, and political ties. This book is an ethnographic analysis of the social fabric and internal dynamics of one such neighborhood: Miyamoto-cho, a pseudonym for a residential and commercial district in Tokyo where the author carried out fieldwork from June 1979 to May 1981, and during several summers since. It is a study of the social construction and maintenance of a neighborhood in a society where such communities are said to be outmoded, even antithetical to the major trends of modernization and social change that have transformed Japan in the last hundred years. It is a study not of tradition as an aspect of historical continuity, but of traditionalism: the manipulation, invention, and recombination of cultural patterns, symbols, and motifs so as to legitimate contemporary social realities by imbuing them with a patina of venerable historicity. It is a study of often subtle and muted struggles between insiders and outsiders over those most ephemeral of the community's resources, its identity and sense of autonomy, enacted in the seemingly insubstantial idioms of cultural tradition
Doing fieldwork in Japan by Theodore C Bestor( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing Fieldwork in Japan taps the expertise of North American and European specialists on the practicalities of conducting long-term research in the social sciences and cultural studies. In lively first-person accounts, they discuss their successes and failures doing fieldwork across rural and urban Japan in a wide range of settings. [from publisher's advertisement]
Routledge handbook of Japanese culture and society by Victoria Lyon Bestor( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of significant phenomena, institutions, and directions in Japan today, on issues ranging from gender and family, the environment, race and ethnicity, and urban life, to popular culture and electronic media. Written by an international team of Japan experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into Japanese culture and society. As such, the Handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in all things Japanese. Students, teachers and professionals alike will benefit from the broad ranging discussions, useful links to online resources and suggested reading lists
Neighborhood Tokyo by Theodore C Bestor( Visual )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miyamoto-cho is a community of Mom-and-Pop stores and family enterprises located near the center of Tokyo. Competition from supermarkets and shopping centers threatens the livelihoods of long-term residents
On another playground : Japanese popular culture in America by Theodore C Bestor( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores recent trends in the spread of things Japanese into everyday life in the United States ... [Consists of] three detailed case studies presented by noted American anthropologists: Christine Yano on Hello Kitty, Theodore Bestor on sushi & William Kelly on baseball"--Container
The Japanese family( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of modern Japanese family life through three contemporary films. The films are Yasujirō Ozu's Early summer (Bakushū, 1951), a gentle story of obligation and individualism centering on the marriage of a family's daughter; Mikio Naruse's Mother (Okāsan, 1952), an innovative rendering of a mother's self-sacrifice for the good of her family; and Yoshimitsu Morita's comedy The family game (Kazoku gēmu, 1983), a hilarious portrayal of an urban middle-class family caught up in a battle of wits against the Japanese educational system
Pilgrimages and spiritual quests in Japan( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred
Tsukiji wonderland = Tsukiji wanda rando( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the seafaring nations, perhaps none has quite so close a relationship with seafood as Japan. Fish and shellfish forms what is considered the backbone of washoku, or Japanese cuisine. With an almost religious fervor, some of the country's best chefs come to Tokyo's Tsukiji neighborhood to visit the world's largest wholesale fish and seafood market to sample the latest tasty and exotic morsels, plucked from the sea that morning. Known as the "kitchen of Japan," the 80-year-old Tsukiji market offers more than 400 types of seafood, worth a total market price of about 1.5 billion yen, every day. In 2014, soon after it was announced that the cramped market would be moving to a larger site in Tokyo's Toyosu neighborhood, filmmaker Naotaro Endo began shooting to preserve this institution. For an entire year, documentary crews worked their way through the hundreds of overflowing stalls, focusing on the peak seasons for certain kinds of seafood, such as sanma (Pacific saury) in autumn and fugu (blowfish) in winter. Through interviews with vendors, plus commentary from food celebrities such as multi-Michelin-star chefs Jiro Ono and Rene Redzepi, Tsukiji Wonderland is a sumptuous feast for sushi lovers everywhere and a rare glimpse of Japan's ancient legacy before it's altered forever
Handbook of Japanese culture and society by Theodore C Bestor( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the 21st century
Seeing Japan by University of Kentucky( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore C. Bestor( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore C. Bestor discusses with David W. Plath the field research leading to Bestor's book Neighborhood Tokyo
Teaching guide on the Japanese family( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsukiji by Theodore C Bestor( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hābādo Nihon shi kyōshitsu by Chie Satō( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologies of japan : culture, society, and nation on a global stage by Theodore C Bestor( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible hands : auctions and institutional integration in the Tsukiji wholesale fish market, Tokyo by Theodore C Bestor( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Japan( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's an anthropologist doing in Japan: Anthropological techniques of study often are thought best suited to "primitive" societies. What happens when they are deployed in a complicated modern civilization? David Plath puts that question to a panel of colleagues who have done field research in Japan, including Margaret Lock, Takie Sugiyama Lebra, Keith Brown, William Kelly, and Theodore Bestor
The Japanese family( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of three films: Yasujiro Ozu's Early summer (Bakushu, 1951), a gentle story of obligation and individualism centering on the marriage of a family's daughter ; Mikio Naruse's Mother (Okaasan, 1952), an innovative rendering of a mother's self-sacrifice for the good of her family; and Yoshimitsu Morita's The Family game (Kazoku geimu, 1983), a hilarious portrayal of an urban middle-class family caught up in a battle of wits against the Japanese educational system. The accompanying teaching guide presents an essay by Theodore C. Bestor on the Japanese family, and analyses of the 3 films by Donald Richie
Disasters, food, and fishing : Japan's northeast in the aftermast of 3/11( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist, Theodore C. Bestor discusses the impact of natural disasters on local food and fishing. Dr. Bestor examines the food culture of northeast Japan during the aftermath the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, as well as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011
 
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Neighborhood Tokyo
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Alternative Names
Bestor, Theodore Charles

Bestor, Theodore Charles 1951-

Theodore C. Bestor Amerikaans antropoloog

Theodore C. Bestor antropólogu estauxunidense

Theodore C. Bestor Professor of Anthropology and Japanese Studies at Harvard University

ベスター, テオドル

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