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By Anne Stefanie Aronsson

Since Japan’s monetary recession begun within the Nineteen Nineties, the feminine team has skilled innovative alterations as better numbers of girls have sought to set up careers. Employment traits point out that more and more white-collar specialist girls are succeeding in breaking in the course of the "glass ceiling", as electronic applied sciences blur and redefine paintings in spatial, gendered, and ideological terms.


This publication examines what motivates eastern ladies to pursue specialist careers within the modern neoliberal economic climate, and the way they reconfigure notions of selfhood whereas doing so. It analyses how expert girls contest traditional notions of femininity in modern Japan and in flip, negotiate new gender roles and cultural assumptions approximately girls, while reorganizing the japanese place of work and wider socio-economic relationships. additional, the e-book explores how specialist girls create new social identities in the course of the mutual conditioning of constitution and self, and asks how girls come to appreciate their reports; how their activities switch the gendering of the crew; and the way their lives form the commercial, political, social, and cultural landscapes of this post-industrial state.


Based on large fieldwork, Career ladies in modern Japan could have vast attraction throughout various disciplines together with jap tradition and society, gender and relatives experiences, women’s stories, anthropology, ethnology and sociology.

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Career Women in Contemporary Japan: Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series)

Due to the fact that Japan’s monetary recession all started within the Nineties, the feminine staff has skilled progressive adjustments as larger numbers of ladies have sought to set up careers. Employment tendencies point out that more and more white-collar expert girls are succeeding in breaking throughout the "glass ceiling", as electronic applied sciences blur and redefine paintings in spatial, gendered, and ideological phrases.

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