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Crafting Selves : Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace

By: Kondo, Dorinne K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (362 p.).ISBN: 9780226098159.Subject(s): Group identity -- Japan | Self-perception in women -- Japan | Women -- Employment -- Japan | Women -- Japan -- Economic conditions | Women -- Japan -- Identity | Women -- Japan -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Crafting Selves : Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese WorkplaceDDC classification: 305.42 | 305.42/0952 | 305.420952 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Note on Romanization; PART ONE: SETTINGS; The Eye/I; Industries, Communities, Identities; Disciplined Selves; PART TWO: FAMILY AS COMPANY, COMPANY AS FAMILY; Circles of Attachment; Adding the Family Flavor; Company as Family?; PART THREE: GENDER AND WORK IDENTITIES; The Aesthetics and Politics of Artisanal Identities; Uchi, Gender, and Part-Time Work; The Stakes; Notes; References; Index
Summary: "The ethnography of Japan is currently being reshaped by a new generation of Japanologists, and the present work certainly deserves a place in this body of literature. . . . The combination of utility with beauty makes Kondo''s book required reading, for those with an interest not only in Japan but also in reflexive anthropology, women''s studies, field methods, the anthropology of work, social psychology, Asian Americans, and even modern literature."-Paul H. Noguchi, American Anthropologist"Kondo''s work is significant because she goes beyond disharmony, insisting on complexity. Kondo shows that inequalities are not simply oppressive-they are meaningful ways to establish identities."-Nancy Rosenberger, Journal of Asian Studies
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Acknowledgments; Note on Romanization; PART ONE: SETTINGS; The Eye/I; Industries, Communities, Identities; Disciplined Selves; PART TWO: FAMILY AS COMPANY, COMPANY AS FAMILY; Circles of Attachment; Adding the Family Flavor; Company as Family?; PART THREE: GENDER AND WORK IDENTITIES; The Aesthetics and Politics of Artisanal Identities; Uchi, Gender, and Part-Time Work; The Stakes; Notes; References; Index

"The ethnography of Japan is currently being reshaped by a new generation of Japanologists, and the present work certainly deserves a place in this body of literature. . . . The combination of utility with beauty makes Kondo''s book required reading, for those with an interest not only in Japan but also in reflexive anthropology, women''s studies, field methods, the anthropology of work, social psychology, Asian Americans, and even modern literature."-Paul H. Noguchi, American Anthropologist"Kondo''s work is significant because she goes beyond disharmony, insisting on complexity. Kondo shows that inequalities are not simply oppressive-they are meaningful ways to establish identities."-Nancy Rosenberger, Journal of Asian Studies

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