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Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan.

By: Aoyama, Tomoko.
Contributor(s): Dales, Laura | Dasgupta, Romit.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (198 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317974994.Subject(s): Families -- Japan | Family demography -- Japan | Households -- Japan | Japan -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Social change -- JapanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Configurations of Family in Contemporary JapanDDC classification: 306.850952 LOC classification: HQ682 -- .C66 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Contributors -- Series editors' preface -- Note on Japanese names -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1 Family and companionship -- 1 Re-imagining the 'post-bubble' family in Tokyo Sonata and Hush! -- 2 Suitably single?: representations of singlehood in contemporary Japan -- 3 Accommodating Japan's ageing sexual minorities: the 'family of friends' concept in LGBTI seniors' residential care -- Part 2 Old age, women and storytelling -- 4 The girl-grandmother relation in Japanese children's literature -- 5 Girls, old women and fairytale families in The Old Woman's Skin and Howl's Moving Castle -- Part 3 Contemporary parenting -- 6 From model to deviant: conflicting representations of parenthood in transnational families in Japan and Brazil -- 7 The role of newspapers in constructing public representations of 'monster parents' -- Part 4 Transnational families -- 8 Making 'traditional' families in transnational settings: Japanese women in Balinese-Japanese marriages -- 9 Transnational Japanese women and family space in Western Australia -- 10 Reconciling migration and filial piety: accounts of Japanese lifestyle migrants in Australia -- Epilogue: the family in twenty-first-century Japan: between nation and transnation -- References -- Index.
Summary: The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public discourse. This book explores the meanings and practices of "family" in Japan, and brings together research by scholars of literature, gender studies, media and cultural studies, sociology and anthropology. While the primary focus is the "Japanese" family, it also examines the experience and practice of family beyond the borders of Japan, in such settings as Brazil, Australia, and Bali. The chapters explore key issues such as ageing, single households, non-heterosexual living arrangements and parenting. Moreover, many of the issues addressed, such as the growing diversity of family, the increase in single-person households, and the implications of an ageing society, are applicable to other mature, late-industrial societies. Employing both multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches, this book combines textual analysis of contemporary television, film, literature, manga, anime and other media with empirical and ethnographic studies of families in Japan and in transnational spaces. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars working across a number of fields including Japanese culture and society, sociology of family, gender studies, film and media studies, literature and cultural studies, and gerontology.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Contributors -- Series editors' preface -- Note on Japanese names -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1 Family and companionship -- 1 Re-imagining the 'post-bubble' family in Tokyo Sonata and Hush! -- 2 Suitably single?: representations of singlehood in contemporary Japan -- 3 Accommodating Japan's ageing sexual minorities: the 'family of friends' concept in LGBTI seniors' residential care -- Part 2 Old age, women and storytelling -- 4 The girl-grandmother relation in Japanese children's literature -- 5 Girls, old women and fairytale families in The Old Woman's Skin and Howl's Moving Castle -- Part 3 Contemporary parenting -- 6 From model to deviant: conflicting representations of parenthood in transnational families in Japan and Brazil -- 7 The role of newspapers in constructing public representations of 'monster parents' -- Part 4 Transnational families -- 8 Making 'traditional' families in transnational settings: Japanese women in Balinese-Japanese marriages -- 9 Transnational Japanese women and family space in Western Australia -- 10 Reconciling migration and filial piety: accounts of Japanese lifestyle migrants in Australia -- Epilogue: the family in twenty-first-century Japan: between nation and transnation -- References -- Index.

The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public discourse. This book explores the meanings and practices of "family" in Japan, and brings together research by scholars of literature, gender studies, media and cultural studies, sociology and anthropology. While the primary focus is the "Japanese" family, it also examines the experience and practice of family beyond the borders of Japan, in such settings as Brazil, Australia, and Bali. The chapters explore key issues such as ageing, single households, non-heterosexual living arrangements and parenting. Moreover, many of the issues addressed, such as the growing diversity of family, the increase in single-person households, and the implications of an ageing society, are applicable to other mature, late-industrial societies. Employing both multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches, this book combines textual analysis of contemporary television, film, literature, manga, anime and other media with empirical and ethnographic studies of families in Japan and in transnational spaces. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars working across a number of fields including Japanese culture and society, sociology of family, gender studies, film and media studies, literature and cultural studies, and gerontology.

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<p>Tomoko Aoyama isnbsp;Associate Professor in Japanese at the University of Queensland, Australia</p> <p>Laura Dales is Assistant Professor in Asian Studies at the School of Social and Culture Studies at the University of Western Australia.</p> <p>Romit Dasgupta is Assistant Professor in Asian Studies at the School of Social and Culture Studies at the University of Western Australia.</p>

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