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Hikikomori: Adolescence Without End

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Synopsis:

This is the first English translation of a controversial Japanese best seller that made the public aware of the social problem of hikikomori, or “withdrawal”—a phenomenon estimated to involve approximately one million Japanese adolescents and young adults. Drawing on his own clinical experience with hikikomori patients, Saitō Tamaki creates a working definition of social withdrawal and explains its development.

About the Author

Saitō Tamaki is a practicing psychiatrist and director of medical services at Sōfūkai Sasaki Hospital in Funabashi, Japan. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Beautiful Fighting Girl (Minnesota, 2011).

Table of Contents

Contents

Translator’s Introduction: How to Diagnose an Invisible Epidemic

Jeffrey Angles

Hikikomori

Preface to the English Edition

Introduction

Part I. What Is Happening?

1. What Is Social Withdrawal?

2. The Symptoms and Development of Social Withdrawal

3. Psychological Ailments Accompanying Withdrawal

4. Is Social Withdrawal a Disease?

5. Hikikomori Systems

Part II. How to Deal with Social Withdrawal

6. Overcoming the Desire to Reason, Preach, and Argue

7. Important Information for the Family

8. The General Progress of Treatment

9. In Daily Life

10. The Sadness behind Violence in the Household

11. Treatment and Returning to Society

12. The Social Pathology of Withdrawal

Conclusion: Steps for the Future

Translator’s Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816654598
Author:
Tamaki, Saito
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Author:
Angles, Jeffrey
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Child Psychology
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Japan

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This is the first English translation of a controversial Japanese best seller that made the public aware of the social problem of hikikomori, or “withdrawal”—a phenomenon estimated to involve approximately one million Japanese adolescents and young adults. Drawing on his own clinical experience with hikikomori patients, Saitō Tamaki creates a working definition of social withdrawal and explains its development.

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