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The Japanese family in transition : from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice

Author: Suzanne Hall Vogel; Steven Kent Vogel
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Series: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1958, Suzanne and Ezra Vogel embedded themselves in a Tokyo suburban community, interviewing six middle-class families regularly for a year. Their research led to Japan's New Middle Class, a classic work on the sociology of Japan. Now, Suzanne Hall Vogel's compelling sequel traces the evolution of Japanese society over the past fifty years through the lives of three of these ordinary yet remarkable women and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vogel, Suzanne Hall, 1931-2012.
Japanese family in transition.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
(DLC) 2012048484
(OCoLC)816030311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Hall Vogel; Steven Kent Vogel
ISBN: 9781442221727 1442221720 9781299252387 1299252389
OCLC Number: 835076463
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The postwar ideal --
Mrs. Tanaka: embracing the role --
Mrs. Itou: resisting the role --
Mrs. Suzuki: from power to submission --
New strains.
Series Title: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Responsibility: Suzanne Hall Vogel with Steven K. Vogel.

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These gripping biographies poignantly illustrate the strengths and the vulnerabilities of professional housewives and of families facing social change and economic uncertainty in contemporary Japan.  Read more...

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This book is likely to become a standard reference-even a classic-among scholars and students of postwar Japanese social and cultural life. Written toward the end of the author's long and Read more...

 
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