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Author Rosenberger, Nancy Ross, author

Title Dilemmas of adulthood : Japanese women and the nuances of long-term resistance / Nancy Rosenberger
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 209 pages)
Contents What is long-term resistance? -- Ambivalence and tension : data meets theory -- Living within the dilemma of choice : singles -- No children despite running the gauntlet of choice -- Planning and cocooning : mothers at home -- Working and raising moral children -- The nuances of long-term resistance
Summary " ... Rosenberger investigates the nature of long-term resistance in a longitudinal study of more than fifty Japanese women over two decades. Between 25 and 35 years of age when first interviewed in 1993, the women represent a generation straddling the stable roles of post-war modernity and the risky but exciting possibilities of late modernity. By exploring the challenges they pose to cultural codes, Rosenberger builds a conceptual framework of long-term resistance that undergirds the struggles and successes of modern Japanese women. Her findings resonate with broader anthropological questions about how change happens in our global-local era and suggests a useful model with which to analyze ordinary lives in the late modern world"--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
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Subject Self-perception in women -- Japan -- Longitudinal studies
Women -- Japan -- Longitudinal studies
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Self-perception in women.
Genre/Form Longitudinal studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824836960
0824839021 (electronic bk.)
9780824839024 (electronic bk.)