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Kickboxing geishas : how modern Japanese women are changing their nation

Author: Veronica Chambers
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
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Evaluates the myriad ways in which modern Japanese women are reshaping their traditional roles, profiling today's Japanese businesswomen, fashionistas, and voluntary singles who have melded eastern and western modes of thought. By the author of The Joy of Doing Things Badly.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chambers, Veronica.
Kickboxing geishas.
New York : Free Press, c2007
(OCoLC)651698103
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Veronica Chambers
ISBN: 0743271564 9780743271561
OCLC Number: 76828996
Description: 276 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Kickboxing geishas --
2. A mile in her kimono : Japan's costume culture --
3. Tea and sympathy : working women in Japan --
4. Bananas : how travel and life abroad liberates Japanese women --
5. Love, Japanese style --
6. Blushing brides and charismatic housewives : the more traditional route --
7. Derailing the mommy track : women, pregnancy, and politics --
8. Outside of corporate Japan : women entrepreneurs --
9. Men in the kitchen : how Japanese male roles are changing --
10. Revolution at bullet train speed : how women are forging change and tradition in Japan.
Responsibility: Veronica Chambers.
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Women today are the leaders in a sociocultural movement in Japan that is shaking the country's gender stereotypes to the core. Journalist Veronica Chambers explores these explosive changes.  Read more...

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"A charming adventure and a compelling account of cultural exploration. My own misconceptions about Japan melted away as I read this book. With vivid color, Veronica Chambers portrays a pastiche of Read more...

 
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