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New PDF release: Career Women in Contemporary Japan: Pursuing Identities,

By Anne Stefanie Aronsson

Since Japan’s monetary recession begun within the Nineteen Nineties, the feminine group has skilled innovative alterations as larger numbers of ladies have sought to set up careers. Employment traits point out that more and more white-collar expert girls are succeeding in breaking in the course of the "glass ceiling", as electronic applied sciences blur and redefine paintings in spatial, gendered, and ideological terms.


This booklet examines what motivates jap girls to pursue specialist careers within the modern neoliberal economic system, and the way they reconfigure notions of selfhood whereas doing so. It analyses how specialist ladies contest traditional notions of femininity in modern Japan and in flip, negotiate new gender roles and cultural assumptions approximately ladies, when reorganizing the japanese office and wider socio-economic relationships. extra, the publication explores how expert ladies create new social identities throughout the mutual conditioning of constitution and self, and asks how girls come to appreciate their studies; how their activities swap the gendering of the crew; and the way their lives form the industrial, political, social, and cultural landscapes of this post-industrial kingdom.


Based on huge fieldwork, Career ladies in modern Japan could have wide allure throughout a number of disciplines together with jap tradition and society, gender and kin reports, women’s stories, anthropology, ethnology and sociology.

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