Perfectly Japanese : making families in an era of upheaval

Merry Isaacs White

Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years - the Meiji era and postwar period - to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families today, she finds. She vividly portrays the everyday reality of a range of families: young married couples who experience fleeting togetherness until the first child is born; a family separated by job shifts; a family with a grandmother as babysitter; and, a marriage without children.

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  • List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE: MAKING FAMILY--A NATION BEGINS AT HOME 1. Why Families Are a National Security Issue 2. Family Under Construction: One Hundred Years at Home 3. Families in Postwar Japan: Democracy and Reconstruction PART TWO: CONTAINING ELEMENTS 4. Elemental Families: Starting with Children 5. Life Choices for Men and Women: The Bounded Realities of Reproduction 6. Twenty-First-Century Blues: Aging in Families PART THREE: CONSUMING AS SURVIVAL 7. Marketing the Bite-Size Family: Consuming Images, Supporting Realities Conclusion: Exceptions Are the Rule--Families as Exemplars of Diversity Notes Bibliography Index

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書名 Perfectly Japanese : making families in an era of upheaval
著作者等 White, Merry I
シリーズ名 Twentieth-century Japan : the emergence of a world power
出版元 University of California Press
刊行年月 c2002
ページ数 x, 255 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0520217543
NCID BA58849300
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国