Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan: Dislocating the Salaryman Doxa

1st Edition

James E. Roberson, Nobue Suzuki

Routledge
Published October 3, 2002
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780415271479 - CAT# RU23875
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Summary

This book is the first comprehensive account of the changing role of men and the construction of masculinity in contemporary Japan. The book moves beyond the stereotype of the Japanese white-collar businessman to explore the diversity of identities and experiences that may be found among men in contemporary Japan, including those versions of masculinity which are marginalized and subversive. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary Japanese society and identity.

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