The Practice of Concern: Ritual, Well-Being and Aging in Rural Japan (review)

The Practice of Concern: Ritual, Well-Being and Aging in Rural Japan (review) business--and almost all were married with families at home. Girls in the low-level schools (I generalize more than Yoder, who focused on diversity) did not develop specific ambitions concerning jobs or future professions. Almost all of them married early and were housewives staying at home with small children by the time of the final survey. Quite a few of the girls in better schools developed educational and job ambitions. They were the most diverse group, some of them taking care of children and household but others searching for ways to combine work and family. Girls from all groups, whether growing up in working-class families or in middle-class homes, thereby somehow distinguished themselves from their mothers' lifestyle. Only the future will show if changing gender constellations will break up the determination by which Yoder characterizes the reproduction of classes. I recommend this book highly to everybody interested in understanding processes of growing up in Japan. Yoder aims at a detailed understanding and is less oriented at looking for models or quick solutions. Discussing his results in the context of the Japanese literature on youth delinquency would have been an additional challenge. My wish in a second edition would be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Japanese Studies Society for Japanese Studies

The Practice of Concern: Ritual, Well-Being and Aging in Rural Japan (review)

Loading next page...
 
/lp/society-for-japanese-studies/the-practice-of-concern-ritual-well-being-and-aging-in-rural-japan-D8IQ5Zv8YN
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

business--and almost all were married with families at home. Girls in the low-level schools (I generalize more than Yoder, who focused on diversity) did not develop specific ambitions concerning jobs or future professions. Almost all of them married early and were housewives staying at home with small children by the time of the final survey. Quite a few of the girls in better schools developed educational and job ambitions. They were the most diverse group, some of them taking care of children and household but others searching for ways to combine work and family. Girls from all groups, whether growing up in working-class families or in middle-class homes, thereby somehow distinguished themselves from their mothers' lifestyle. Only the future will show if changing gender constellations will break up the determination by which Yoder characterizes the reproduction of classes. I recommend this book highly to everybody interested in understanding processes of growing up in Japan. Yoder aims at a detailed understanding and is less oriented at looking for models or quick solutions. Discussing his results in the context of the Japanese literature on youth delinquency would have been an additional challenge. My wish in a second edition would be

Journal

The Journal of Japanese StudiesSociety for Japanese Studies

Published: Jul 13, 2006

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off