Studying Japan: Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods

Studying Japan: Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods Edited by Nora Kottmann and Cornelia Reiher   Studying Japan is the first comprehensive guide on qualitative methods, research designs and fieldwork in social science research on Japan. More than 70 Japan scholars from around the world provide an easy-to-read overview on qualitative methods used in research on … Read more Studying Japan: Handbook of Research Designs, Fieldwork and Methods

[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

Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge

Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge. edited by Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch and Christopher Tso with contributions by Anna Ellis-Rees, Ellen Mann, Alexander Russell and Tianyi Vespera Xie About: Kawaii. The love of all things cute has become the dominant image of Japanese girls and women. Real Japanese women are, however, more complex. Some … Read more Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge

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

‘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

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