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Above the CloudsStatus Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility$
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Takie Sugiyama Lebra

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780520076006

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520076006.001.0001

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Markers of Status and Hierarchy

(p.147) Five Life-style
Above the Clouds

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

University of California Press

This chapter looks into the routine life of the latest generations that still “live” in the memories of informants. In contrast to the interest thus far on the time depth of ancestor–successor relations, it focuses on the spatial breadth of life conditions. By delineating salient markers of aristocratic life-styles, the chapter hopes to outline perceptible status boundaries and show the concrete mechanisms that operate behind the hereditary hierarchy.

Keywords:   life conditions, aristocratic life-style, heredity

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