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Happiness and the good life in Japan

Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter; Barbara G Holthus
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series: Japan anthropology workshop series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfram Manzenreiter; Barbara G Holthus
ISBN: 9781138956612 1138956619
OCLC Number: 971332587
Description: xv, 262 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Happiness in Japan through the anthropological lens --
Family, intimacy and friendship --
More than just nakayoshi : marital intimacy as a key to personal happiness --
Intimate relationships : friendships, marriage and gender in Japan --
Happiness and unconventional life choices : views of single women in Japan --
Physical intimacy and happiness in Japanese families : sexless marriages and parent-child co-sleeping --
Japanese gays, the closet and the culture-dependent concept of happiness --
Grandfathering in contemporary Japan : altruistic and self-serving means to happiness --
Self and community --
Makers and doers : using actor-network theory to explore happiness in Japan's invisible civil society --
Dimensions of happiness for young political activists : a case study of 'greens Japan' members --
Living and working for the moment : motivations, aspirations and experiences of disaster volunteers in Tohoku --
"A really warm place" : well-being, place, and the experiences of Buraku youth --
"My life is taiyo komuten" : on the relationship between organized football fandom and happiness in Japan the midnight community, or under-the-counter happiness --
Conclusions --
Happiness in neoliberal Japan --
Happiness as balancing act between agency and social structure.
Series Title: Japan anthropology workshop series.
Responsibility: edited by Wolfram Manzenreiter and Barbara Holthus.

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