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Community volunteers in Japan : everyday stories of social change

Author: Lynne Y Nakano
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.
Series: Japan anthropology workshop series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Volunteering is a recent and highly visible activity in Japan practiced by millions of Japanese, and covered widely in the Japanese media. This book, based on extensive original research, explores volunteering in an urban residential Japanese neighbourhood. It discusses the activities volunteers engage in, their experiences and their motivations, and argues that personal decisions to volunteer, besides being  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Y Nakano
ISBN: 0415323169 9780415323161 9780203342299 0203342291
OCLC Number: 54500498
Description: vii, 190 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Volunteers' stories --
Gender reform --
Raising children --
Juvenile delinquency prevention --
PTA mothers --
Social welfare for the elderly --
Community care brought home.
Series Title: Japan anthropology workshop series.
Responsibility: Lynne Y. Nakano.
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Volunteering is a highly visible phenomenon in Japan, adopted as a meaningful social activity by millions of Japanese, and covered widely in the Japanese media. This book, based on extensive original  Read more...

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