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The Anatomy of Dependence A classic study of the Japanese psyche, a starting point for a true understanding Japanese behaviorThe discovery that a major concept of human feeling easily expressed in everyday Japanese totally resisted translation into a Western language led Dr Takeo Doi to explore and define an area of the psyche which has previously received little attention The resulting essay, The Anatomy of Dependence, is one of the most penetrating analyses of the Japanese mind ever written, as well as an important original contribution to psychology which transcends the boundaries of cultures and nationsPublished in Japan as Amae no Kozo The Structure of Amae , Dr Doi s work is focused upon the word amae indulgence and its related vocabulary Expressive of an emotion central to the Japanese experience, amae refers to the indulging, passive love which surrounds and supports the individual in a group, whether family, neighborhood, or the world at large Considering the lack of such words in Western languages, Dr Doi suggests inherent differences between the two cultures contrasting the ideal of self reliance with those of interdependence and the indulgence of weaknesses Yet, he finds that Western audiences have no difficulty in recognizing and identifying with the emotions he describes, and are even searching for a way to express this needWhile there is no doubt that the concept of amae is developed in Japan and the feelings it engenders profound, Dr Doi s work is widely recognized as having a universal application This translation of his most important essay has now been long welcomed as a major contribution not only as an insight into the Japanese mind, but into the minds of men everywhere


10 thoughts on “The Anatomy of Dependence

  1. Chris Chris says:

    Those of you who are paying attention might recall that I have reviewed another book by Takeo Doi, The Anatomy of Self, which deals with the problem of how one can live in a society where the primary drive of everyone is to return to the state of perfect peace and dependence that we knew as an infant at our mother s breast In Japanese, this emotion is called amae and it s one of those great words that can only be imperfectly translated The image of the baby at


  2. Ali Reda Ali Reda says:

    Doi starts out by making a linguistic relativity hypothesis based observation that any word that exists in one language but cannot be expressed easily in others, refers to a phenomena which is culturally important in culture of the first language, but not so important in the culture of the others which lack a means of its expression Quoting linguist Benjamin Whorf Every language is a vast pattern system, different from others, in which are culturally ordained the for


  3. Edward Edward says:

    Ruth Benedict analyzed Japan through the lens of giri ninjo Chie Nakane highlighted vertical relationships For Takeo Doi, the foundation of Japanese society is Amae Perhaps the trickiest cipher I ve encountered in my Nihonjinron studies yet, Amae is one of those culturally specific words that has so many meanings it almost circles back around to meaninglessness There is a similarity in Japanese to German in its tendency to capture very precise ideas or feelings in a single


  4. Sam Sam says:

    Amae is a Japanese term used to describe behavior and emotion that is often translated as indulgence and is related to acting as a spoiled child The concept of amae received international attention after a publication by a Japanese psychoanalyst, Takeo Doi in 1971 There is perhaps no equivalent term in the English language however, amae situations may exist in countries outside of Japan with or without a label Niiya et al., 2006 The reception of amae actions varies based on the


  5. Lily Lily says:

    This book is unique because it has aAsian centered POV Every other one I ve picked up immediately smells of something else At the same time, it also takes the West into account I don t think I would have found a foothold in it otherwise It s just that it s not written exclusively for the West he retains a respect for his native culture and hasn t abandoned the truth for the sake of beingpalatable to the American reader.Although the translator says in the introduction that it s w This


  6. Aaron Aaron says:

    The book that got me into Takeo Doi, and by extension cross cultural takes on clinical psychology Doi explores the Japanese principle of amae, something universal to all human culture and experience, but only given an explicit name in Japanese language Amae is related to intimate relationships we form with others, and how those relationships shape our behavior, andso our total psyches Doi draws on his own experiences in foreign cultures to define and explain what exactly is meant by the The


  7. Noreen Noreen says:

    One of my favorite words pg 58 Hohitsu I want someone who would leave me to take responsibility to all outward appearances but in fact would give me advice and recognition Hohitsu can only be translated as assist but implies shouldering all responsibilities while conceding all apparent authority.There are so many men and managers who want women and staff to hohitsu them You do all the work and take all the responsibility but cede all the recognition and credit to them The Help comes to One of my


  8. Michael Pronko Michael Pronko says:

    This classic work on the psychology of Japanese offers amazing insights to the interpersonal world of Japan While some readers might feel impatient with the psychoanalytic approach here, the observations and careful connections the author makes are very much on target Having lived in Tokyo for 15 years, and in China for three, the opening up of the so called inscrutable mind of Japan shows that they are both unique and people just like everyone else in the world That balance of uniqueness and This clas


  9. Delia Delia says:

    The book explores an interesting theory the term of amae and its impact upon the Japanese individual and social psyche but in my opinion, the arguments are rather poor and undeveloped It made me think of the saying when all you have is a hammer, everything around you seems like nails.


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    3.5 but I m rounding up because of the food for thought it provides.Things I like Doi offers a fascinating examination of the linguistic and social permutations of the amae psychology Especially well thought out is the chapter on The World of Amae and the ways in which such a mentality informs myriad aspects of Japanese society The explanations of, and situations within amae, of terms such as and which proved incredibly enlightening to myself as a resident, and will no doubt 3.5 but I m rounding up because of the


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