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Women and Family in Contemporary Japan.

Author: Susan D Holloway
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on in-depth interviews and extensive data to examine why contemporary Japanese women are postponing marriage and bearing fewer children.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Holloway, Susan D.
Women and Family in Contemporary Japan.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan D Holloway
ISBN: 9780511929656 051192965X
OCLC Number: 689997278
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Overview of the Book; Author's Background and Acknowledgments; PART I; 1 "Good Wives, Wise Mothers": Parenting and Family Life in Cultural Context; 2 Locating the Research in Space and Time; PART II; 3 What Is a Wise Mother?; 4 Hansei: The Process of Self-Reflection; PART III; 5 Memories of Childhood; 6 Husbands: Crucial Partners or Peripheral Strangers?; PART IV; 7 Shitsuke: The Art of Child Rearing; 8 Maternal Involvement in Children's Schooling; 9 Balancing Work and Family Life. 10 Women and Family Life: Ideology, Experience, and AgencyReferences; Appendix A Berkeley parenting Self-efficacy Scale (preschool Version); Maternal Strategy Subscale; Child Outcome Subscale; Appendix B Research Methods; Index.

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