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Author Vogel, Suzanne Hall, 1931-2012.

Title The Japanese family in transition : from the professional housewife ideal to the dilemmas of choice / Suzanne Hall Vogel with Steven K. Vogel
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Asia/Pacific/perspectives
Contents The postwar ideal -- Mrs. Tanaka: embracing the role -- Mrs. Itou: resisting the role -- Mrs. Suzuki: from power to submission -- New strains
Summary In 1958, Suzanne and Ezra Vogel embedded themselves in a Tokyo suburban community, interviewing six middle-class families regularly for a year. Their research led to Japan's New Middle Class, a classic work on the sociology of Japan. Now, Suzanne Hall Vogel's compelling sequel traces the evolution of Japanese society over the past fifty years through the lives of three of these ordinary yet remarkable women and their daughters and granddaughters. These gripping biographies poignantly illustrate the strengths and the vulnerabilities of professional housewives and of families facing social change and economic uncertainty in contemporary Japan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Families -- Japan -- Case studies.
Housewives -- Japan -- Case studies.
Women -- Japan -- Case studies.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Vogel, Steven Kent.
ISBN 1299252389 (MyiLibrary)
1442221720 (electronic bk.)
9781299252387 (MyiLibrary)
9781442221727 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)