Hikikomori: Adolescence Without End

Title

Hikikomori: Adolescence Without End

Department

World Languages and Literatures

Document Type

Book

Files

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phenomenon estimated by the author to involve as many as one million Japanese adolescents and young adults who have withdrawn from society, retreating to their rooms for months or years and severing almost all ties to the outside world.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

2013

Publisher

University of Minnesota Press

City

Minneapolis

Keywords

adolescence, withdrawal, isolation, Japan

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry and Psychology