Date of Submission

Fall 2019

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Division of Languages and Literature; Division of Social Studies

Project Advisor 1

Yuka Suzuki

Project Advisor 2

Marina van Zuylen

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Multidisciplinary Studies of Bard College.

This work explores the growing trend of socially withdrawn individuals in Japanese society known as "hikikomori." Through the lenses of philosophy, literature, anthropology, economics, and more, I deconstruct the common perceptions of hikikomori and expand upon the cultural critiques inherent in choosing a life of solitude.

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