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Hikikomori: Adolescence Without End
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  • Tamaki Saito, Sofukai Sasaki Hospital
  • Jeffrey Angles, Western Michigan University
Department
World Languages and Literatures
Document Type
Book
Description
This is the first English translation by Jeffrey Angles of a controversial Japanese best seller that made the public aware of the social problem ofhikikomori, or “withdrawal”—a phenomenon estimated by the author to involve as many as one million Japanese adolescents and young adults who have withdrawn from society, retreating to their rooms for months or years and severing almost all ties to the outside world. Saitō Tamaki’s work of popular psychology provoked a national debate about the causes and extent of the condition.
ISBN
9780816654581
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Keywords
  • adolescence,
  • withdrawal,
  • isolation,
  • Japan
Citation Information
Tamaki Saito and Jeffrey Angles. Hikikomori: Adolescence Without End. Minneapolis(2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_angles/10/