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The Resource Too few women at the top : the persistence of inequality in Japan, Kumiko Nemoto

Too few women at the top : the persistence of inequality in Japan, Kumiko Nemoto

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Too few women at the top : the persistence of inequality in Japan
Title
Too few women at the top
Title remainder
the persistence of inequality in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Kumiko Nemoto
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender equality. In Too Few Women at the Top, Kumiko Nemoto draws on theoretical insights regarding Japan's coordinated capitalism and institutional stasis to challenge claims that the surge in women's education and employment will logically lead to the decline of gender inequality and eventually improve women's status in the Japanese workplace. Nemoto's interviews with diverse groups of workers at three Japanese financial companies and two cosmetics companies in Tokyo reveal the persistence of vertical sex segregation as a cost-saving measure by Japanese companies. Women's advancement is impeded by customs including seniority pay and promotion, track-based hiring of women, long working hours, and the absence of women leaders. Nemoto contends that an improvement in gender equality in the corporate system will require that Japan fundamentally depart from its postwar methods of business management. Only when the static labor market is revitalized through adoption of new systems of cost savings, employee hiring, and rewards will Japanese women advance in their chosen professions. Comparison with the situation in the United States makes the author's analysis of the Japanese case relevant for understanding the dynamics of the glass ceiling in U.S. workplaces as well
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1970-
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Nemoto, Kumiko
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell Studies in Political Economy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Women
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Women
  • Japan
Label
Too few women at the top : the persistence of inequality in Japan, Kumiko Nemoto
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The latent function of sex segregation in the Japanese business system -- The Japanese way of change : recasting institutional coordination, sustaining gender inequality -- Studying sex segregation in five Japanese companies -- Women as cheap labor : salaries, promotions, ghettos, and the culture of woman blaming -- Production and navigation of gender bias : heroic masculinity, female misogyny, and queen bees -- Thwarted ambitions and sympathy : long working hours, sex segregation, and the price of masculinity -- Hostess culture and women's jobs : obligatory femininity and sexual harassment
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ocn956539061
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501706219
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706219
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22573/ctt1d260pp
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)956539061
Label
Too few women at the top : the persistence of inequality in Japan, Kumiko Nemoto
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The latent function of sex segregation in the Japanese business system -- The Japanese way of change : recasting institutional coordination, sustaining gender inequality -- Studying sex segregation in five Japanese companies -- Women as cheap labor : salaries, promotions, ghettos, and the culture of woman blaming -- Production and navigation of gender bias : heroic masculinity, female misogyny, and queen bees -- Thwarted ambitions and sympathy : long working hours, sex segregation, and the price of masculinity -- Hostess culture and women's jobs : obligatory femininity and sexual harassment
Control code
ocn956539061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706219
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706219
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d260pp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956539061

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