By Satsuki Kawano,Glenda S. Roberts,Susan Orpett Long
What are people’s existence stories in present-day Japan? This well timed quantity addresses primary questions important to figuring out Japan within the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters jointly show a wondering of middle-class beliefs as soon as thought of the essence of Japaneseness. within the postwar version family a guy used to be anticipated to procure a role at an immense company that provided life-long employment; his counterpart, the “professional” housewife, controlled the family sphere and the youngsters, who have been proficient in a procedure that supplied a route to mainstream luck. some time past two decades, even if, jap society has noticeable a pointy elevate in precarious different types of employment, larger divorce charges, and a widening hole among haves and have-nots.
Contributors draw on wealthy, nuanced fieldwork information amassed through the 2000s to check paintings, education, relations and marital relatives, baby rearing, leisure, way of life offerings, group aid, intake and waste, fabric tradition, wellbeing and fitness, getting older, demise and memorial rites, and sexuality. The voices in those pages differ extensively: They contain schoolchildren, youngsters, profession girls, single girls, younger moms, individuals with disabilities, small enterprise vendors, natural farmers, retirees, and the elderly.
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Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty by Satsuki Kawano,Glenda S. Roberts,Susan Orpett Long