Date of Submission
Academic Programs and Concentrations
Division of Languages and Literature; Division of Social Studies
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Project Advisor 2
Marina van Zuylen
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This work explores the growing trend of socially withdrawn individuals in Japanese society known as "hikikomori."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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Perry, Lydia, "Deconstructing Hikikomori: from Literature to Reality" (2019). Senior Projects Fall 2019. 62.
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