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Encyclopedia > Anne Allison

Anne Allison is a professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University in the United States, specializing in contemporary Japanese society. She received her BA from the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle, and her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1986. She is author of the book Nightwork on hostess clubs and Japanese corporate culture. Cultural anthropology, also called social anthropology or socio-cultural anthropology, is one of four commonly recognized fields of anthropology, the holistic study of humanity. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational university in Durham, North Carolina in the United States. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The University of Illinois is the set of three public universities in Illinois. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος, human) consists of the study of humankind (see genus Homo). ... The University of Chicago is a private co-educational university located in Chicago, Illinois. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


  • Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club (1994)
  • Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan (1996)



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