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Yokohama street life : the precarious career of a Japanese day laborer

Author: Tom Gill
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, [2015]
Series: AsiaWorld.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a one-man ethnography that seeks to understand life at the bottom of Japanese society through the personality of day laborer and street-philosopher Kimitsu Nishikawa. Through interviews  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Gill
ISBN: 9781498511988 1498511988
OCLC Number: 898161624
Description: xi, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kimitsu Nishikawa and the town of Kotobuki, 1993-1995 --
Kimitsu and Kotobuki, 2004-2007 --
The 2007 conversations --
Kimitsu and Kotobuki to the present day --
Commentary.
Series Title: AsiaWorld.
Responsibility: Tom Gill.

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[T]he book is unconventional and defies easy categorization; it is a book about one person, set within a shifting landscape of labor relations in Japan. It is not exactly a case study and has an Read more...

 
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