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Re Reading The Salaryman In Japan

Author: Romit Dasgupta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415683289
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In Japan, the figure of the suited, white-collar office worker or business executive 'salaryman' (or, sarariiman), came to be associated with Japan's economic transformation following World War Two. The ubiquitous salaryman came to signify both Japanese masculinity, and Japanese corporate culture, and in this sense, the salaryman embodied 'the archetypal citizen'. This book uses the figure of the salaryman to explore masculinity in Japan by examining the salaryman as a gendered construct. Whilst there is a considerable body of literature on Japanese corporate culture and a growing acknowledgement of the role of gender, until now the focus has been almost exclusively on women in the workplace. In contrast, this book is one of the first to focus on the men within Japanese corporate culture through a gendered lens. Not only does this add to the emerging literature on masculinity in Japan, but given the important role Japanese corporate culture has played in Japan's emergence as an industrial power, Romit Dasgupta's research offers a new way of looking both at Japanese business culture, and more generally at important changes in Japanese society in recent years. Based on intensive interviews carried out with young male private sector employees in Japan, this book makes an important contribution to the study of masculinity and Japanese corporate culture, in addition to providing an insight into Japanese culture more generally. As such it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese studies, Japanese society and gender studies.

Happiness And The Good Life In Japan

Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317352726
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Contemporary Japan is in a state of transition, caused by the forces of globalization that are derailing its ailing economy, stalemating the political establishment and generating alternative lifestyles and possibilities of the self. Amongst this nascent change, Japanese society is confronted with new challenges to answer the fundamental question of how to live a good life of meaning, purpose and value. This book, based on extensive fieldwork and original research, considers how specific groups of Japanese people view and strive for the pursuit of happiness. It examines the importance of relationships, family, identity, community and self-fulfilment, amongst other factors. The book demonstrates how the act of balancing social norms and agency is at the root of the growing diversity of experiencing happiness in Japan today.

Configurations Of Family In Contemporary Japan

Author: Tomoko Aoyama
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317974980
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The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public discourse. This book explores the meanings and practices of "family" in Japan, and brings together research by scholars of literature, gender studies, media and cultural studies, sociology and anthropology. While the primary focus is the "Japanese" family, it also examines the experience and practice of family beyond the borders of Japan, in such settings as Brazil, Australia, and Bali. The chapters explore key issues such as ageing, single households, non-heterosexual living arrangements and parenting. Moreover, many of the issues addressed, such as the growing diversity of family, the increase in single-person households, and the implications of an ageing society, are applicable to other mature, late-industrial societies. Employing both multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches, this book combines textual analysis of contemporary television, film, literature, manga, anime and other media with empirical and ethnographic studies of families in Japan and in transnational spaces. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars working across a number of fields including Japanese culture and society, sociology of family, gender studies, film and media studies, literature and cultural studies, and gerontology.

Japanese Femininities

Author: Justin Charlebois
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135098301
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The corporate salaryman and professional housewife stand as hegemonic archetypes of masculinity and femininity in Japan. However, these rigid gender roles are being challenged by women who are seeking to move beyond the strictly defined confines of their traditional roles as caregivers and homemakers. Through interviews with a range of Japanese women, this book explores how women’s gender roles are both reified and undermined in Japan today, and uncovers the prevalent themes, or ‘discourses’, that are utilized to construct gendered identities. It shows that while dominant discourses formulate notions of femininity within the domestic sphere, these are simultaneously resisted and problematized by contemporary women. To this end, Justin Charlebois traces the construction of different ‘oppositional’ femininities, such as the single career woman and married working mother, which challenge, destabilize, and potentially reconfigure the traditional gender order. This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of gender roles and femininity in Japan, and as such will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, gender studies and women's studies.

Gender Nation And State In Modern Japan

Author: Andrea Germer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317667158
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Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply embedded in the historical concepts of nation and nationalism, and in the related symbols, metaphors and arguments. Moreover, the development of the binary opposition between masculinity and femininity and the development of the modern nation-state are processes which occurred simultaneously. They were the product of a shift from a stratified, hereditary class society to a functionally-differentiated social body. This volume includes the work of an international group of scholars from Japan, the United States, Australia and Germany, which in many cases appears in English for the first time. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the formation of the modern Japanese nation–state, including comparative perspectives from research on the formation of the modern nation–state in Europe, thus bringing research on Japan into a transnational dialogue. This volume will be of interest in the fields of modern Japanese history, gender studies, political science and comparative studies of nationalism.

Kazuo Ishiguro In A Global Context

Author: Cynthia F. Wong
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472446712
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Bringing together an international group of scholars, this collection offers a fresh assessment of Kazuo Ishiguro’s evolving significance as a contemporary world author. The contributors take on a range of the aesthetic and philosophical themes that characterize Ishiguro’s work, including his exploration of the self, family, and community; his narrative constructions of time and space; and his assessments of the continuous and discontinuous forces of history, art, human psychology, and cultural formations. Significantly, the volume attends to Ishiguro’s own self-identification as an international writer who has at times expressed his uneasiness with being grouped together with British novelists of his generation. Taken together, these rich considerations of Ishiguro’s work attest to his stature as a writer who continues to fascinate cultural and textual critics from around the world.

T Dliche Manga

Author: Sujata Massey
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 3492983499
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Rei Shimura, die kalifornische Amateurdetektivin, steht in ihrer Wahlheimat Tokio vor ihrem bizarrsten Fall: Der renommierten Zeitung Gijin Times laufen die Abonnenten davon. Was liegt näher, als mit kultigen Comics neue Leser zu gewinnen? Die attraktive Rei, angeheuert, dem Blatt aus der Misere zu helfen, sucht in der trendigen Manga-Szene nach Ideen. Schon bald entdeckt sie, wie weit die Begeisterung der jungen Manga-Fans gehen kann: Sie identifizieren sich so bedingungslos mit ihren Helden, daß sie deren Abenteuer nachleben wollen - bis zum bitteren Ende. Im Land der aufgehenden Sonne, wo Jugendkultur und uralte Traditionen aufeinanderprallen, entwickelt die preisgekrönte Autorin einen originellen, atemlos spannenden Krimi.

Die Tote Im Badehaus

Author: Sujata Massey
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 3492983367
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Shiroyama, ein kleiner charmanter Ort in den japanischen Bergen: Seine reiche Geschichte verheißt eine faszinierende Neujahrszeremonie, und das einladende Badehaus der kleinen Familienpension verspricht wohltuende Stunden. Die junge Englischlehrerin Rei Shimura fühlt sich wie im Paradies, als sie für ein paar Urlaubstage aus Tokio anreist. Und daß ihr gleich am ersten Abend der reizende Hugh Glendinning über den Weg läuft, betrachtet sie als gutes Omen. Am nächsten Morgen jedoch findet man die Frau des einflußreichen Geschäftsmannes Nakamura tot unter dem Fenster des Badehauses. Glendinning scheint mehr zu wissen, als er preisgibt, und zu viele Details des Falles wollen nicht so recht zusammenpassen. Reis detektivischer Spürsinn ist geweckt, doch sie ahnt nicht, daß der Täter ganz in ihrer Nähe ist ...

Ich Nannte Ihn Krawatte

Author: Milena M. Flasar
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH
ISBN: 312666704X
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Zwei Jahre lang hat er sich in seinem Zimmer vor der Welt da draussen versteckt. Nun wagt sich der junge Mann hinaus und eine Bank im Park wird ihm in den nächsten Wochen Stammplatz und Zuflucht. Ähnlich geht es einem deutlich älteren Mann in Anzug und Krawatte, der täglich die Bank gegenüber aufsucht. Zaghaft entsteht ein Dialog, in dem die beiden wildfremden Menschen beginnen, sich von ihrem Leben zu erzählen. Beide sind Aussenseiter, die dem gesellschaftlichen Leistungs- und Erwartungsdruck nicht standhalten, die allein in der Verweigerung aktiv werden und ihren eigenen Weg suchen. (Quelle: Homepages des Verlags).

Zuflucht Im Teehaus

Author: Sujata Massey
Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
ISBN: 3492983405
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Die junge Rei Shimura lernt das japanische Antiquitätengeschäft von seiner gefährlichsten Seite kennen: Im Auftrag der altehrwürdigen Familie Mihori, der einige der angesehensten Priester entstammen, soll Rei eine ganz besondere Rarität ersteigern. Zu spät entdeckt sie, daß sie sich eine Fälschung hat andrehen lassen und daß ihr Gegner in diesem undurchsichtigen Spiel seine Leidenschaft für alte Kostbarkeiten mit tödlicher Konsequenz verfolgt ...