Mock, John

About the author: John Mock is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Japanese Area Studies at Minnesota State University – Akita, Japan. He received his PhD in Social Anthropology from Michigan State University.

Culture, Community and Change in a Sapporo Neighborhood, 1925-1988 Hanayama
1999 0-7734-7974-0
This is the first explicitly Hokkaido ethnography written in English. English-language material on Hokkaido is very rare. It is a detailed historical study of the social relationships in a relatively small area, a micro-study, and the adaptation to the changing urban environment is drawn out in detail. Using a variation of a modern world system approach, the analysis examines the historical connections and adaptations of the neighborhood dealing with external forces from the larger city, from the prefecture, from the nation and even from the international arenThis is the first explicitly Hokkaido ethnography written in English. English-language material on Hokkaido is very rare. It is a detailed historical study of the social relationships in a relatively small area, a micro-study, and the adaptation to the changing urban environment is drawn out in detail. Using a variation of a modern world system approach, the analysis examines the historical connections and adaptations of the neighborhood dealing with external forces from the larger city, from the prefecture, from the nation and even from the international arena. a.