Amae

Amae

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amae ( ) is a Japanese word coined from the verb amaeru by Takeo Doi to serve as a noun, which he then used as a keyword to unlock, analytically, the behavior of a person attempting to induce an authority figure, such as a parent, spouse, teacher or boss, to take care of him. The verb itself is rarely used of oneself, but rather is applied descriptively to the behavior of other people. The person who is carrying out amae may beg or plead, or alternatively act selfishly and indulge while secure in the knowledge that the caregiver will forgive. The behavior of children towards their parents is perhaps the most common example of amae, but Doi argued that child-rearing practices in the Western world seek to stop this kind of dependence in children, whereas in Japan it persists into adulthood in all kinds of social relationships.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Pon Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135624652
  • 9786135624656