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Japan S New Inequality

Author : Yoshimichi Satō
ISBN : 192090140X
Genre : Social Science
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 148-176) and index.

Social Stratification In Japan

Author : Kosaka
ISBN : 9781136159220
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Social Mobility In Contemporary Japan

Author : Hiroshi Ishida
ISBN : 9781349138678
Genre : Social Science
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The book is a study of intergenerational class mobility and the process of socioeconomic status attainment in contemporary Japan. The idea of 'Japan as an educational credential society' has been debated for a long time in Japan. The book empirically evaluates this idea within the framework of a cross-national comparison with the United States and Britain. The author also examines the patterns of class mobility in Japan within a cross-national perspective and reports similarities and differences in the mobility patterns among the three societies.

Social Stratification In Contemporary Japan

Author : Kenji Kōsaka
ISBN : 0710304676
Genre : History
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Contemporary Japanese society is often regarded as an enigma in the West because of its miraculous economic growth and the unparalleled stability of its socio-political structure. Yet until now, there have been very few works available in English which are concerned with stratification and class perceptions in contemporary Japan. This study is both empirical and theoretical, with the sociological perspective serving as the underlying framework. A succinct historical overview is provided for those unfamiliar with modern Japanese history.

Yobiko Life

Author : Mamoru Tsukada
ISBN : UCAL:B3880863
Genre : Education
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Social Class In Contemporary Japan

Author : Hiroshi Ishida
ISBN : 9781135248161
Genre : Social Science
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Post-war Japan was often held up as the model example of the first mature industrial societies outside the Western economy, and the first examples of "middle-mass" society. Today, and since the bursting of the economic bubble in the 1990’s, the promises of Japan, Inc., seem far away. Social Class in Contemporary Japan is the first single volume that traces the dynamics of social structure, institutional socialization and class culture through this turbulent period, all the way into the contemporary neoliberal moment. In an innovative multi-disciplinary approach that include top scholars working on quantitative class structure, policy development, and ethnographic analysis, this volume highlights the centrality of class formation to our understanding of the many levels of Japanese society. The chapters each address a different aspect of class formation and transformation which stand on their own. Taken together, they document the advantages of putting Japan in the broad comparative framework of class analysis and the enduring importance of social class to the analysis of industrial and post-industrial societies. Written by a team of contributors from Japan, the US and Europe this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of Japanese society and culture, as well as those interested in cultural anthropology and social class alike.

Class Structure In Contemporary Japan

Author : Kenji Hashimoto
ISBN : 1876843713
Genre : History
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Hashimoto has been a solitary voice in the social stratification analysis of Japanese society for the last two decades presenting its class structure in Marxian terms. His models and findings have recently attracted much attention with an increasing number of sociologists demonstrating increased inequality and robust class reproduction in Japan. This study is based on the Social Stratification and Mobility (SSM) survey conducted in 1995 and the previous SSM surveys dating back to 1955, massive data sets collected by teams of class and social stratification experts in Japan. The book investigates four major classes - capitalist, working, new and old middle - and their characteristics and mobility patterns in terms of income, work, social network, leisure activity, gender relations and voting behavior.

Social Inequality In Post Growth Japan

Author : David Chiavacci
ISBN : 9781317245339
Genre : Social Science
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In recent decades Japan has changed from a strongly growing, economically successful nation regarded as prime example of social equality and inclusion, to a nation with a stagnating economy, a shrinking population and a very high proportion of elderly people. Within this, new forms of inequality are emerging and deepening, and a new model of Japan as 'gap society' (kakusa shakai) has become common-sense. These new forms of inequality are complex, are caused in different ways by a variety of factors, and require deep-seated reforms in order to remedy them. This book provides a comprehensive overview of inequality in contemporary Japan. It examines inequality in labour and employment, in welfare and family, in education and social mobility, in the urban-rural divide, and concerning immigration, ethnic minorities and gender. The book also considers the widespread anxiety effect of the fear of inequality; and discusses how far these developments in Japan represent a new form of social problem for the wider world.

An Introduction To Japanese Society

Author : Yoshio Sugimoto
ISBN : 9781316214114
Genre : Social Science
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Now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Japanese Society remains essential reading for students of Japanese society. Internationally renowned scholar Yoshio Sugimoto uses both English and Japanese sources to update and expand upon his original narrative in this sophisticated yet highly readable text. This book explores the breadth and diversity of Japanese society, with chapters covering class, geographical and generational variation, work, education, gender, minorities, popular culture and the establishment. Updates include an exploration of the 'Cool Japan' phenomenon and the explosion of Japanese culture overseas. This edition also features the latest research into Japanese society, updated statistical data and coverage of recent events including the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the change in government. Written in a clear and engaging style, An Introduction to Japanese Society provides an insight into all aspects of a diverse and ever-evolving contemporary Japan.

Two Worlds Of Aging

Author : Vitali Heidt
ISBN : 9783845285948
Genre : Social Science
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Dieses Buch beleuchtet, wie und in welchem Maße die gesellschaftliche Alterung einen Wandel von sozialen Sicherungssystemen nach sich zieht, gleichzeitig aber auch zur Entstehung von neuen sozialen Risiken in Japan beiträgt. Dabei spielt der regionale Kontext einen wichtigen Faktor in der Wohlfahrtsgenese. Als Grundlage für eine kohärente und umfassende Darstellung der Thematik dient ein Mixed-Methods-Zugang, der sowohl auf ethnographischer Feldforschung als auch der Analyse von sozialpolitischen Maßnahmen und Aggregatdaten basiert. Ergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass der institutionelle Rahmen positive Effekte auf die Sozialwirtschaft sowie auf lokale Gemeinschaften ausübt. Aber auch innovative Problemlösungsstrategien für die Sozialraumaktivierung werden gefördert. Das Buch richtet sich somit an Wissenschaftler der Sozial-, Regional- und Wohlfahrtsforschung, ebenso auch an die Sozialwirtschaft, um neue Impulse in der Forschung und Sozialpolitik zu setzen.

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