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Family and social policy in Japan : anthropological approaches

Author: Roger Goodman
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Contemporary Japanese society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2002 book is an in-depth study of the formation of social policy in a non-western society.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Goodman
ISBN: 0521815711 9780521815710 0521016355 9780521016353
OCLC Number: 52265997
Description: xvii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: anthropology, policy and the study of Japan Roger Goodman; 2. Toward a cultural biography of civil society in Japan Victoria Lynn Bestor; 3. Pinning hopes on angels: reflections from an aging Japan's urban landscape Glenda Roberts; 4. Reproducing identity: maternal and child health care for foreigners in Japan Setsuko Lee and Carolyn Stevens; 5. State, standardization and 'normal' children: an anthropological study of a preschool Eyal Ben-Ari; 6. Child abuse in Japan: 'discovery' and the development of policy Roger Goodman; 7. Touching of the hearts: an overview of programs to promote interaction between the generations in Japan Leng Leng Thang; 8. Death policies in Japan: the state, the family and the individual Yohko Tsuji; 9. Embodiment, citizenship and social policy in contemporary Japan Vera Mackie.
Series Title: Contemporary Japanese society.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Goodman.
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'It is a timely addition to a thoughtful series which counts among its authors leading academics and authorities on key aspects of contemporary Japanese society and culture ... This book, with its Read more...

 
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