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The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture: Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities (Religion in History, Society and Culture-Outstanding Dissertations, 7) For Than A Millennium, The Fox Has Been A Ubiquitous Figure At The Margins Of The Japanese Collective Imagination In The Writings Of The Nobility And The Motifs Of Popular Literature, The Fox Is Known As A Shapeshifter, Able To Assume Various Forms In Order To Deceive Others Focusing On Recurring Themes Of Transformation And Duplicity In Folklore, Theology, And Court And Village Practice, The Fox S Craft Explores The Meanings And Uses Of Shapeshifter Fox Imagery In Japanese History Michael Bathgate Finds That The Shapeshifting Powers Of The Fox Make It A Surprisingly Fundamental Symbol In The Discourse Of Elite And Folk Alike, And A Key Component In Formulations Of Marriage And Human Identity, Religious Knowledge, And The Power Of Money The Symbol Of The Shapeshifter Fox Thus Provides A Vantage Point From Which To Understand The Social Practice Of Signification.

  • Hardcover
  • 191 pages
  • The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture: Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities (Religion in History, Society and Culture-Outstanding Dissertations, 7)
  • Michael Bathgate
  • English
  • 18 January 2018
  • 9780415968218

About the Author: Michael Bathgate

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10 thoughts on “The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture: Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities (Religion in History, Society and Culture-Outstanding Dissertations, 7)

  1. says:

    This book was not what I expected it to be I expected a collection of folk tales and characteristics of the foxes in Japanese culture.What I found was of a study, searching for the shifting meanings of these foxes and the stories they feature e.g from blessing ancestor to progenitor of a cursed lineage, from divine agents to malicious fiends as well as interpretations of the myths, symbols and development in the context of social economical change in Japan over the time Now while it wasn t what I expected it to be it was still quite interesting to read what different, or sometimes very similar stories, meant in different time periods and how the kami Inari and thereby the fox could stand for both what Japanese considered bad and good, basically due to its connection with rice.This is also the first book ever where I read of a story about a man being transformed into a fox by a fox apparently This is extraordinary by itself since human transformation in general doesn t feature much in Japanese folklore, it is usually animals, demons or spirits who do so and if humans do transform they rather become monsters then animals.Now, this book was far from perfect, make no mistake...

  2. says:

    Analysis isn t bad, but I m not convinced that his focus wasn t too wide.

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