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The Resource A sociology of Japanese youth : from returnees to NEETs, edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto and Tuukka Toivonen

A sociology of Japanese youth : from returnees to NEETs, edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto and Tuukka Toivonen

Label
A sociology of Japanese youth : from returnees to NEETs
Title
A sociology of Japanese youth
Title remainder
from returnees to NEETs
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto and Tuukka Toivonen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past thirty years, at the same time as Japan has produced a diverse set of youth cultures - such as anime and manga - which have had a major impact on popular culture across the globe, it has also developed a succession of youth problems which have led to major concerns within the country itself. Drawing on detailed empirical fieldwork, the authors set these issues in a clearly articulated 'social constructionist' framework, and put forth a sociology of Japanese youth problems which argues that the Japanese media draw on an equally, if not more, perplexing gallery of social categories when it discusses youth than affluent Western societies such as the US or UK. Moreover, the book contends that Japan is no less replete with social problems involving young people and no less capable of generating hysteria over the fate of its youth. The chapters include case studies covering issues such as: Returnee children, Compensated dating, Corporeal punishment, Child abuse, The withdrawn youth, NEET (not in education, employment or training). By examining these various social problems collectively, A sociology of Japanese youth shows how seemingly disparate events follow a similar pattern and how clusters of concepts are historically linked."--Publisher's description
Member of
Dewey number
305.235089/956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1981-
  • 1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodman, Roger
  • Imoto, Yuki
  • Toivonen, Tuukka H. I.
Series statement
The Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series
Series volume
83
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth
  • Social problems
Label
A sociology of Japanese youth : from returnees to NEETs, edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto and Tuukka Toivonen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Making sense of youth problems / Tuukka Toivonen and Yuki Imoto -- From pitiful to privileged? : the fifty year story of the changing perception and status of Japan's returnee children (kikokushijo) / Roger Goodman -- Narratives and statistics : how compensated dating (enjo kosai) was sold / Sharon Kinsella -- Taibatsu : from educational solution to social problem to marginalized non-issue / Aaron Miller -- The "discovery" and "rediscovery" of child abuse (jido gyakutai) in Japan / Roger Goodman -- Hikikomori : how private isolation caught the public eye / Sachiko Horiguchi -- NEETs : the strategy within the category / Tuukka Toivonen -- Shifting landscapes : the social context of youth problems in an ageing nation / Roger Goodman
Control code
ocn801405284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203802076
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9786613715760
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801405284
Label
A sociology of Japanese youth : from returnees to NEETs, edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto and Tuukka Toivonen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Making sense of youth problems / Tuukka Toivonen and Yuki Imoto -- From pitiful to privileged? : the fifty year story of the changing perception and status of Japan's returnee children (kikokushijo) / Roger Goodman -- Narratives and statistics : how compensated dating (enjo kosai) was sold / Sharon Kinsella -- Taibatsu : from educational solution to social problem to marginalized non-issue / Aaron Miller -- The "discovery" and "rediscovery" of child abuse (jido gyakutai) in Japan / Roger Goodman -- Hikikomori : how private isolation caught the public eye / Sachiko Horiguchi -- NEETs : the strategy within the category / Tuukka Toivonen -- Shifting landscapes : the social context of youth problems in an ageing nation / Roger Goodman
Control code
ocn801405284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203802076
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9786613715760
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801405284

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