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Book/Printed Material Mental health and social withdrawal in contemporary Japan : beyond the Hikikomori spectrum

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Title

  • Mental health and social withdrawal in contemporary Japan : beyond the Hikikomori spectrum

Summary

  • "This book examines the phenomenon of social withdrawal in Japan, which ranges from school non-attendance to extreme forms of isolation and confinement, known as hikikomori. Based on extensive original research including interview research with a range of practitioners involved in dealing with the phenomenon, the book outlines how hikikomori expresses itself, how it is treated and dealt with and how it has been perceived and regarded in Japan over time. The author, a clinical psychologist with extensive experience of practice, argues that the phenomenon although socially unacceptable is not homogenous, and can be viewed not as a mental disorder, but as an idiom of distress, a passive and effective way of resisting the many great pressures of Japanese schooling and of Japanese society more widely"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Tajan, Nicolas, author

Created / Published

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.

Contents

  • Introduction: Step Aside, Intersections, Minor Roads -- School Non-Attendance Created the Need for Clinical Psychologists -- The Resistance to Students' Psychological Care -- Is Social Withdrawal a Mental Disorder? -- Mental Health Surveys on Hikikomori -- NPO Support Towards Hikikomori Youths -- Hikikomori Subjects' Narratives -- Beyond the Hikikomori Spectrum -- Conclusions - Social Isolation, Biopower, and the End of the Clinic.

Headings

  • -  Alienation (Social psychology)--Japan
  • -  Social isolation--Japan
  • -  Students--Mental health--Japan
  • -  Youth--Mental health services--Japan
  • -  Youth--Mental health--Japan

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Call Number/Physical Location

  • RJ502.J3

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020029799

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Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • epub

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Chicago citation style:

Tajan, Nicolas, Author. Mental health and social withdrawal in contemporary Japan: beyond the Hikikomori spectrum. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020029799/.

APA citation style:

Tajan, N. (2021) Mental health and social withdrawal in contemporary Japan: beyond the Hikikomori spectrum. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020029799/.

MLA citation style:

Tajan, Nicolas, Author. Mental health and social withdrawal in contemporary Japan: beyond the Hikikomori spectrum. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020029799/>.