Hikikomori: Adolescence Without End
World Languages and Literatures
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phenomenon estimated by the author to involve as many as one million Japanese adolescents and young adults who have withdrawn from society, retreating to their rooms for months or years and severing almost all ties to the outside world.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.
University of Minnesota Press
adolescence, withdrawal, isolation, Japan
Child Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry and Psychology
Saito, Tamaki and Angles, Jeffrey, "Hikikomori: Adolescence Without End" (2013). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 31.