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The Resource The Japanese family in transition : from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice, Suzanne Hall Vogel ; with Steven K. Vogel

The Japanese family in transition : from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice, Suzanne Hall Vogel ; with Steven K. Vogel

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The Japanese family in transition : from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice
Title
The Japanese family in transition
Title remainder
from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Hall Vogel ; with Steven K. Vogel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1958, Suzanne and Ezra Vogel embedded themselves in a Tokyo suburban community, interviewing six middle-class families regularly for a year. Their research led to Japan's New Middle Class, a classic work on the sociology of Japan. Now, Suzanne Hall Vogel's compelling sequel traces the evolution of Japanese society over the past fifty years through the lives of three of these ordinary yet remarkable women and their daughters and granddaughters. Vogel contends that the role of the professional housewife constrained Japanese middle-class women in the postwar era--and yet it empowered them as well. Precisely because of fixed gender roles, with women focusing on the home and children while men focused on work, Japanese housewives had remarkable authority and autonomy within their designated realm. Wives and mothers now have more options than their mothers and grandmothers did, but they find themselves unprepared to cope with this new era of choice. These gripping biographies poignantly illustrate the strengths and the vulnerabilities of professional housewives and of families facing social change and economic uncertainty in contemporary Japan."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1931-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vogel, Suzanne Hall
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ682
LC item number
.V65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vogel, Steven Kent
Series statement
Asia/Pacific/perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Housewives
  • Women
  • Japan
  • Familie
  • Frau
  • Lebensplan
  • Soziale Rolle
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Japan
  • Families
  • Housewives
  • Social history
  • Women
  • Japan
Label
The Japanese family in transition : from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice, Suzanne Hall Vogel ; with Steven K. Vogel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The postwar ideal -- Mrs. Tanaka : embracing the role -- Mrs. Itou : resisting the role -- Mrs. Suzuki : power and submission -- New strains
Control code
816030311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 187 p.
Isbn
9781442221710
Lccn
2012048484
Other control number
40022149083
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)816030311
Label
The Japanese family in transition : from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice, Suzanne Hall Vogel ; with Steven K. Vogel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The postwar ideal -- Mrs. Tanaka : embracing the role -- Mrs. Itou : resisting the role -- Mrs. Suzuki : power and submission -- New strains
Control code
816030311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 187 p.
Isbn
9781442221710
Lccn
2012048484
Other control number
40022149083
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)816030311

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