Staying On The Line / Edition 1

Staying On The Line / Edition 1

by G. S. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824815793

ISBN-13: 9780824815790

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

This is a persuasive, multilayered analysis of a vital but little-examined sector of the Japanese workforce--the female permanent blue-collar worker. Through personal accounts of factory life, the author examines why these women work, what satisfaction they find in remaining in the workforce, and how they meet the demands of work and household, caught in a…  See more details below

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This is a persuasive, multilayered analysis of a vital but little-examined sector of the Japanese workforce--the female permanent blue-collar worker. Through personal accounts of factory life, the author examines why these women work, what satisfaction they find in remaining in the workforce, and how they meet the demands of work and household, caught in a contradiction between traditional socio-cultural ideology and modern economic reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824815790
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Azumi's Good Wives and Wise Mothers19
2The Daily Challenge: Cope or Quit?43
3A Lifetime of Line Work: Making It to Sixty56
4Time Off74
5Enjoying Azumi: Building Careers87
6Social Life105
7Improving the Workplace: Channels for Grievances121
8Budgeting and Day Care140
9Juggling Home and Work153
Conclusion168
Appendix: Interview Questions177
Notes181
References Cited189
Index195

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