Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan (Nissan by Tomoko Aoyama,Laura Dales,Romit Dasgupta

By Tomoko Aoyama,Laura Dales,Romit Dasgupta

The middle-class version has lengthy ruled discourses on family members in Japan. but there have continuously been a number of configurations of kinfolk and kinship, which, within the context of vital socio-economic and demographic shifts because the Nineties, became more and more seen in public discourse. This booklet explores the meanings and practices of "family" in Japan, and brings jointly study through students of literature, gender stories, media and cultural experiences, sociology and anthropology. whereas the first concentration is the "Japanese" kinfolk, it additionally examines the event and perform of relatives past the borders of Japan, in such settings as Brazil, Australia, and Bali. The chapters discover key matters corresponding to growing old, unmarried families, non-heterosexual residing preparations and parenting. additionally, a number of the matters addressed, resembling the starting to be variety of kinfolk, the rise in single-person families, and the results of an growing older society, are acceptable to different mature, late-industrial societies.

Employing either multi- and inter-disciplinary methods, this ebook combines textual research of up to date tv, movie, literature, manga, anime and different media with empirical and ethnographic experiences of households in Japan and in transnational areas. As such, it is going to be of serious curiosity to scholars and students operating throughout a few fields together with eastern tradition and society, sociology of kin, gender reviews, movie and media reports, literature and cultural reports, and gerontology.

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