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Too few women at the top : the persistence of inequality in Japan / Kumiko Nemoto.

By: Nemoto, Kumiko, 1970- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781501706219; 1501706217.Subject(s): Sex discrimination in employment -- Japan | Sex role in the work environment -- Japan | Sex discrimination against women -- Japan | Women -- Employment -- JapanDDC classification: 331.4/1330952 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The latent function of sex segregation in the Japanese business system -- The Japanese way of change : recasting institutional coordination, sustaining gender inequality -- Studying sex segregation in five Japanese companies -- Women as cheap labor : salaries, promotions, ghettos, and the culture of woman blaming -- Production and navigation of gender bias : heroic masculinity, female misogyny, and queen bees -- Thwarted ambitions and sympathy : long working hours, sex segregation, and the price of masculinity -- Hostess culture and women's jobs : obligatory femininity and sexual harassment.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The latent function of sex segregation in the Japanese business system -- The Japanese way of change : recasting institutional coordination, sustaining gender inequality -- Studying sex segregation in five Japanese companies -- Women as cheap labor : salaries, promotions, ghettos, and the culture of woman blaming -- Production and navigation of gender bias : heroic masculinity, female misogyny, and queen bees -- Thwarted ambitions and sympathy : long working hours, sex segregation, and the price of masculinity -- Hostess culture and women's jobs : obligatory femininity and sexual harassment.

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Nemoto examines the paradox of why so few women hold positions of power in Japan's corporations, despite gains in educational attainment and legal protections against discrimination. She argues that it is structural and cultural issues--such as pushing women into more menial job tracks, and expecting women to quit when they get married--that lead to the systematic limitation of women in management. Affirmative action policies or special seminars for women do not change these underlying issues, and so the inequalities persist. Change is rarely easy, but trying to change "business as usual" in Japan is especially tough because top management decisions are made by firmly entrenched old-boys' clubs. However, Nemoto offers the possibility that change may come as businesses adapt to a more flexible and globalized market. Nemoto's engaging and clear writing bring context to the larger question of women's rights in the workforce. For scholars of human rights, this work provides a thoughtful challenge to the idea that legal equality will lead to equality in the workplace. This would also be a good book for those working with Japanese businesses or conducting business in Japan, as it helps illuminate the why of Japanese business culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. --Marisha Lecea, Glenville State College

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<p>Kumiko Nemoto is Professor in the Department of Global Affairs at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. She is the author of Racing Romance: Love, Power, and Desire among Asian American/White Couples .</p>

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