The Changing Japanese Family

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Overview

The Japanese family is shifting in fundamental ways, specifically in terms of attitudes towards family and societal relationships, and also the role of the family in society. Changing Japanese Family explores these significant changes which include an ageing population, delayed marriages, a fallen birth rate, which has fallen below the level needed for replacement, and a decline in three-generational households and family businesses.

The authors investigate these changes and the effects of them on Japanese society, whilst also setting the study in the context of wider economic and social changes in Japan. They offer interesting comparisons with international societies, especially with Southern Europe, where similar changes to the family and its role are occuring. This fascinating text is essential reading for those with an enthusiasm in Japanese studies but will also engage those with a concern in Japanese culture and society, as well as appealing to a readership with a wider interest in the sociology of the family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415545754
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication date: 4/4/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction 1
1 The changing Japanese family 3
Pt. II The demographic transition 17
2 Demographics of the Japanese family : entering uncharted territory 19
3 Japanese youth's attitudes towards marriage and child rearing 39
4 Strong in tradition and yet innovative : the puzzles of the Italian family 54
Pt. III The shifting gender balance 73
5 Changes in the workplace and their impact on the family 75
6 The emergence of 'nurturing fathers' : discourses and practices of fatherhood in contemporary Japan 94
7 Changing language, gender and family relations in Japan 109
Pt. IV Shifts in the boundaries of the family 127
8 Mother-rearing : the social world of mothers in a Japanese suburb 129
9 Policing the Japanese family : child abuse, domestic violence and the changing role of the state 147
10 Changing families and policy responses to an aging Japanese society 161
11 Different paths to welfare : family transformations, the production of welfare, and future prospects for social care in Italy and Japan 177
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