Hybridity and Distinctions in Japanese Contemporary Commercial Weddings

  title={Hybridity and Distinctions in Japanese Contemporary Commercial Weddings},
  author={Ofra Goldstein-Gidoni},
  journal={Social Science Japan Journal},
By looking at modern Japanese wedding patterns and at recent changes in the wedding ceremony, this paper seeks a better understanding of the processes in which the foreign and the local interact in this so-called era of globalization. My alternative approach emphasizes distinctions.The commercial Japanese wedding, which is a combination of Japanese and Western styles, has the appearance of a chaotic cultural pastiche. However, in an interpretive and dynamic approach to anthropology and culture… Expand
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