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The Resource Capturing contemporary Japan : differentiation and uncertainty, edited by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, Susan Orpett Long

Capturing contemporary Japan : differentiation and uncertainty, edited by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, Susan Orpett Long

Label
Capturing contemporary Japan : differentiation and uncertainty
Title
Capturing contemporary Japan
Title remainder
differentiation and uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
edited by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, Susan Orpett Long
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What are people's life experiences in present-day Japan? This timely volume addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters collectively reveal a questioning of middle-class ideals once considered the essence of Japaneseness. In the postwar model household a man was expected to obtain a job at a major firm that offered life-long employment; his counterpart, the "professional" housewife, managed the domestic sphere and the children, who were educated in a system that provided a path to mainstream success. In the past twenty years, however, Japanese society has seen a sharp increase in precarious forms of employment, higher divorce rates, and a widening gap between haves and have-nots. Contributors draw on rich, nuanced fieldwork data collected during the 2000s to examine work, schooling, family and marital relations, child rearing, entertainment, lifestyle choices, community support, consumption and waste, material culture, well-being, aging, death and memorial rites, and sexuality. The voices in these pages vary widely: They include schoolchildren, teenagers, career women, unmarried women, young mothers, people with disabilities, small business owners, organic farmers, retirees, and the elderly. -- from back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
331.10952
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC462.95
LC item number
.C365 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kawano, Satsuki
  • Roberts, Glenda Susan
  • Long, Susan Orpett
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Social conditions
  • Japan
  • Gesellschaft
  • Frau
  • Arbeit
  • Familie
  • Japan
Label
Capturing contemporary Japan : differentiation and uncertainty, edited by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, Susan Orpett Long
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: differentiation and uncertainty / Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long -- Work and life in challenging times: a Kansai family across the generations / Glenda S. Roberts -- Masculinity and aging in a straitened Japan: the view from twenty years later / Gordon Mathews -- Working women of the bubble generation / Sawa Kurotani -- "Making an ant's forehead of difference": organic agriculture as a lifestyle alternative in Japan / Nancy Rosenberger -- Shelf lives and the labors of loss: food, livelihoods, and Japan's convenience stores / Gavin Hamilton Whitelaw -- Single women in marriage and employment markets / Lynne Nakano -- The aging of the Japanese family: meanings of grandchildren in old age / Susan Orpett Long -- Barrier-free brothels: sex volunteers, prostitutes, and people with disabilities / Karen Nakamura -- Recreating connections: nonprofit organizations' attempts to foster networking among mothers of preschoolers / Satsuki Kawano -- The divination arts in girl culture / Laura Miller -- Education after the "lost decade(s)": stability or stagnation? / Peter Cave -- Lightweight cars and women drivers: the de/construction of gender metaphors in recessionary Japan / Joshua Hotaka Roth -- The story of a seventy-three-year-old woman living alone: her thoughts on death rites -- Satsuki Kawano
Control code
878078701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 360 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824838706
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40023447291
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62cw7b
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878078701
Label
Capturing contemporary Japan : differentiation and uncertainty, edited by Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, Susan Orpett Long
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: differentiation and uncertainty / Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long -- Work and life in challenging times: a Kansai family across the generations / Glenda S. Roberts -- Masculinity and aging in a straitened Japan: the view from twenty years later / Gordon Mathews -- Working women of the bubble generation / Sawa Kurotani -- "Making an ant's forehead of difference": organic agriculture as a lifestyle alternative in Japan / Nancy Rosenberger -- Shelf lives and the labors of loss: food, livelihoods, and Japan's convenience stores / Gavin Hamilton Whitelaw -- Single women in marriage and employment markets / Lynne Nakano -- The aging of the Japanese family: meanings of grandchildren in old age / Susan Orpett Long -- Barrier-free brothels: sex volunteers, prostitutes, and people with disabilities / Karen Nakamura -- Recreating connections: nonprofit organizations' attempts to foster networking among mothers of preschoolers / Satsuki Kawano -- The divination arts in girl culture / Laura Miller -- Education after the "lost decade(s)": stability or stagnation? / Peter Cave -- Lightweight cars and women drivers: the de/construction of gender metaphors in recessionary Japan / Joshua Hotaka Roth -- The story of a seventy-three-year-old woman living alone: her thoughts on death rites -- Satsuki Kawano
Control code
878078701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 360 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824838706
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40023447291
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62cw7b
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878078701

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