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A short course of lectures
«Capturing contemporary Japan: differentiation and uncertainty»





Conflict between Marriage and Employment MarketsConsumer Groups: Links between Producers and ConsumersDriving in Inner and Outer SpacesIII Exploring new roles and identitiesEffects of the 3/11 DisasterLife Courses: education, Marriage, and agingNeoliberal SexualitiesInequality and the “Disparity Society”K-Cars as Metaphor of Gender and Driving StylesFamily and Grandchildren in the First Half of the Twentieth CenturyGlossaryWork Conditions and experiencesJunior High EducationThe Development of Drop-in Play CentersYu¯ji: A Light-Hearted OptimistBarrier-Free Brothels. Sex Volunteers, prostitutes, and people with DisabilitiesThe Erosion of “Husband at Work, Wife at Home”Sex VolunteersLife as an Irregular EmployeePlaying with Divinatory GenresGrandchildren as Sources of assistance in Old ageFieldworkPatterns of Interaction: Staff Members and MothersSeiko: The EEOL's Poster ChildParenting, Cultural Capital, and Human Capital: Reproduction of Social Class in the Next GenerationI Change over timeThe Maintenance of Drop-inProstitutionPlay Centers and Issues of ConcernStability or Stagnation?Interaction across Generations: Long-term Relationships versus Sporadic encountersThe Role of Staff MembersBeing a Man in a straitened Japan. The View from twenty years LaterNetworks of Peer SupportMaya: At the Lower End of Professional WorkThe Politics of Sexual RelationsAmi: Caught in the Middle, in Search of a Desirable Job (Yaritai Koto)UpdateLiving Alone in Late AdulthoodChoosing Ash ScatteringNotes for InstructorsDrop-In Play Centers: The Physical SettingsRural to UrbanGender and Organic FarmingEducation after the “Lost Decade(s)”. Stability or Stagnation?Child Rearing, Shrinking Networks of Support, and AnxietyV Persisting patterns and ContinuitiesDivination EntertainmentLoss Battles and Hidden CostsKonbinization and the Wider World of WasteSexual Rights for People with DisabilitiesAn After-Shelf LifeToward differentiation and uncertaintyThe JOAA and Japanese AgricultureTending the Family DeadThe aging of the Japanese Family meanings of grandchildren in old ageWorking women of the Bubble GenerationPast and Present: Residual and Emergent ResistanceGrandchildren as Reminders of a Generation GapA Vignette: The Evening ShiftA Path for Challenging the Status Quo— with Compromises and ContradictionsResistance and IdentityMen Forced from the FamilyThe Girl, the Smiling Guy, and the CarAtsuko: Determining One's Life Path (Shinro)After Forty: “We Don't Need Men, but We Do Need Work”II Work Conditions and experiencesOpportunities for Learning and ExplorationFrom Breadwinner to CommunicatorUpward MobilityLiving Out of the TrashMen and RetirementNotes on Research MethodsIV Making Social tiesElementary EducationInternationalization and Foreign Language EducationWhite HandsThe Divination arts in Girl CultureMarriage and Employment MarketsHigh School: The Great DividePrefaceLightweight Cars and women Drivers. The De/construction of gender metaphors in recessionary JapanValue Conflicts over ChildrenLate Twenties to Early Thirties:Family Life at the FujiisRecreating Connections nonprofit organizations' attempts to Foster networking among mothers of preschoolersYumiko: The Clerical Track for LifeFamily Change in the Latter Half of the Twentieth CenturyNote on conventionsReinvented Historical DivinationWork and Lives of Three Bubble Generation WomenConvenience Stores, Shelf Life, and the Logistics behind LossGender Schema and Driving Metaphors in Recessionary JapanDealing with the Local Farming CommunityThe Meanings of Grandchildren to Elderly Japanese TodayBarrier-Free BrothelsPerceptions of Single Women in JapanK-CarsEmotional BondsExploring Feminized Texts and SpacesThe story of a seventy-Three-year-Old woman Living alone. Her thoughts on Death ritesShelf Lives and the Labors of Loss. Food, Livelihoods, and Japan's Convenience StoresMen Disabled and LovedChallenges at WorkFight! Takeda Mayumi's StorySingle women in Marriage and employment Markets in JapanHistory and Life CourseValue Conflicts and ReligionThirty-Something: Departing from ConventionLoss and AffectConsumption and emerging new ServicesWomen of the Bubble GenerationWork and Life in Challenging timesFacing the Nitty-Gritty of Organic FarmingMaking an ant's Forehead of DifferenceThe Real Pain of LossDriving in Drag
 
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