Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan

Caitlin MEAGHER meagherc[@]wit.edu Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston (JAWS 2019 Report) At this year’s annual meeting, I presented a paper entitled ‘Rethinking community?: alternative housing as a response to alienation in contemporary Japan’ adapted from the final chapter of my doctoral thesis. The paper emerged out of the apparent gap between the rhetorical uses of … Read more Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan

[Second Call for Panels and Papers] Upcoming 30th JAWS Conference

UPDATE: 23rd January 2021 *The upcoming 30th JAWS conference is concurrent with section 5 of the 16th EAJS conference.* The second Call for Panels and Papers for the 16th EAJS International Conference, which will be held as a virtual conference from 25 to 28 August 2021, is now open. Further information on how to submit … Read more [Second Call for Panels and Papers] Upcoming 30th JAWS Conference

[Special Issue] Vulnerable Populations Under COVID-19 in Japan; The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

David H. Slater September 15, 2020 Volume 18 | Issue 18 | Number 2 Article ID 5482 This is a collection of original articles on diverse vulnerable populations in Japan in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic. The effects of COVID-19 are felt differently, with some among us at much greater risk of infection … Read more [Special Issue] Vulnerable Populations Under COVID-19 in Japan; The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan: Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society By Susanne Klien **Awarded 2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title in the US** Summary Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan. Urban Migrants in Rural Japan provides a fresh perspective on theoretical notions … Read more Urban Migrants in Rural Japan

Women Managers in Neoliberal Japan

Women Managers in Neoliberal Japan: Gender, Precarious Labour and Everyday Lives By Swee-Lin Ho   Book Description This book, based on extensive original research, presents a detailed analysis of the varying opportunities and challenges experienced by Japanese women with professional careers, an important category of the population in Japan, whose lives remain little known. It … Read more Women Managers in Neoliberal Japan

Family-Run Universities in Japan

Family-Run Universities in Japan: Sources of Inbuilt Resilience in the Face of Demographic Pressure, 1992-2030 By Jeremy Breaden and Roger Goodman   Book Description Globally, private universities enrol one in three of all higher education students. In Japan, which has the second largest higher education system in the world in terms of overall expenditure, almost … Read more Family-Run Universities in Japan

Masculinity and Body Weight in Japan: Grappling with Metabolic Syndrome

By Genaro Castro-Vázquez Book Description Drawing on the concept of the somatic self, Castro-Vázquez explores how Japanese men think about, express and interpret their experiences concerning body weight control. Based on an extensive ethnographic investigation, this book offers a compelling analysis of male obesity and overweight in Japan from a symbolic interactionism perspective to delve … Read more Masculinity and Body Weight in Japan: Grappling with Metabolic Syndrome

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