Urban Migrants in Rural Japan

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan: Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society By Susanne Klien   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 of rurality and emerging modes of working and … 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

‘Understanding Japanese Society’ – 5th Ed. now available

In case you have students who need an introductory text, and you are not too bored with it, I thought you might like to know that my book Understanding Japanese Society is now out in its 5th edition. Updating is enhanced this time by a contribution to each chapter by a younger scholar working in a field … Read more ‘Understanding Japanese Society’ – 5th Ed. now available

Japan’s New Ruralities: Coping with Decline in the Periphery

By Wolfram Manzenreiter, Ralph Luetzeler and Sebastian Polak-Rottmann Japan’s New Ruralities presents a counterargument to the inevitable demise of rural society. Contrary to the dominant  negative perceptions, this book highlights the spatial dimension of power differences behind uneven development in contemporary Japan. Most chapters are fieldwork-based case studies on topics such as corporate farming, local energy … Read more Japan’s New Ruralities: Coping with Decline in the Periphery

Branding Japanese Food: from meibutsu to washoku

By Katarzyna J. Cwiertka with Yasuhara Miho Branding Japanese Food is the first book in English on the use of food for the purpose of place branding in Japan. At the centre of the narrative is the 2013 inscription of “Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year” on UNESCO’s … Read more Branding Japanese Food: from meibutsu to washoku

JAWS PUBLICATION NEWS 2016 – Joy Hendry

The JAWS book series Editorial group has now recruited two new members, recommended to the existing Board and then to the general meeting held at the JAWS conference in Istanbul last September, where their choice was agreed unanimously.  The first, Christoph Brumann, has already published both a monograph (Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto: Claiming … Read more JAWS PUBLICATION NEWS 2016 – Joy Hendry

New Publication: Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper

Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper This reader offers eleven chapters that speak to the role and function of journalism and the newspaper in contemporary Japanese society. Individually, each chapter provides important information on the particular topic that is its focus, while at the same time elucidating on how that particular topic is addressed by … Read more New Publication: Japanese Journalism and the Japanese Newspaper

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