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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xxv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Entering the field: joining Mariko's introspective journey --
The postwar "professional housewife" and the Japanese state --
On "naturally" becoming housewives --
"Guarding the house": men as breadwinners, women as housewives --
A new housewife is born? Discourses of class and change in Royal Heights --
The new happy housewife of postbubble Japan --
Wrapping up: housewives as the "winners?"
"A fascinating book about what it means and feels like to be a housewife in 2000s Japan ... This is an imminently readable book that engages Japanese history, gender theory, and media studies to