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The too-good wife : alcohol, codependency, and the politics of nurturance in postwar Japan

Author: Amy Beth Borovoy
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Series: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 6.
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Social drinking is an accepted aspect of working life in Japan, and women are left to manage their drunken husbands when the men return home, restoring them to sobriety for the next day of work. In attempting to cope with their husbands' alcoholism, the women face a profound cultural dilemma: when does the nurturing behavior expected of a good wife and mother become part of a pattern of behavior that is actually  Read more...
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Borovoy, Amy Beth.
Too-good wife.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004029705
(OCoLC)57285881
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Beth Borovoy
ISBN: 9780520938687 0520938682 1423731468 9781423731467
OCLC Number: 62196238
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: Introduction --
Alcoholism and co-dependency --
Motherhood, nurturance, and "total care" in postwar national ideology --
Good wives --
A success story --
The inescapable discourse of motherhood --
Conclusion: Impasses of Japanese feminism.
Series Title: Ethnographic studies in subjectivity, 6.
Responsibility: Amy Borovoy.
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Social drinking is an accepted aspect of working life in Japan, and women are left to manage their drunken husbands when they return home. This book follows the experiences of a group of middle-class  Read more...

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