Capturing Contemporary Japan (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2014-07-30
Förlag
University of Hawai'i Press
Illustrationer
12 illustrations
Dimensioner
241 x 165 x 31 mm
Vikt
653 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
7:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth on Creme
ISBN
9780824838683
Capturing Contemporary Japan (inbunden)

Capturing Contemporary Japan

Differentiation and Uncertainty

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What are people's life experiences in present-day Japan? This timely volume addresses fundamental questions vital to under- standing 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.
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. . . the volume is an excellence resource and significant contribution to the anthropology of Japan. I am using the collection in my undergraduate seminar in Japanese society with great success. . . . the ethnographic depth of each chapter will certainly spark lively debate and discussion among more senior graduate students and scholars.-- "Pacific Affairs" Capturing Contemporary Japan, a collection of neatly unified and carefully researched case studies by leading anthropologists takes a thorough look at Japan's current questioning of post-war, middle-class ideals and the exploration (by its people) of new identities. . . . [and] provides a detailed introductory description of Japan's recent economic history.-- "Times Literary Supplement"

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Satsuki Kawano is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Guelph, Canada. Glenda S. Roberts is professor and director of international studies at Waseda University, Japan. Susan Orpett Long is professor of anthropology at John Carroll University, USA.