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In Japan as in the United States, family farming is on the wane, increasingly rejected by the younger generation in favor of more promising economic pursuits and more sophisticated comforts. Yet for centuries past, the village and the family farm have constituted the world of the vast majority of Japanese women, as of Japanese men. The dramatic economic and demographic developments of the past two decades have orced extensive changes in the lives of Japanese farm women, many of hwom have been left virtually in charge of their family farms.

This book is a study of Japanese farm womens lives in the present era: its central figure is 42-year-old Haruko, a complex, vibrant woman who both exemplifies and makes a mockery of the stereotype of Japanese women. Through Haruko we learn the work routine, family relationships, and social life of the women who are the mainstay of Japanese agriculture. Other women from Harukos village also figure in the story, and the authors observations of them, based largely on a six-month stay with Haruko and her family in 1974-75, are supplemented with data from questionnaires and personal interviews.

An epilogue recounts the authors return to Harukos village in 1982 and describes the changes that have occurred since 1975 in the lives of Harukos family and other village women. The book is illustrated with photographs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804712873
Author:
Bernstein, Gail Lee
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Bernstein, Gail
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Rural women
Subject:
Rural families
Subject:
Ehime-ken
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
vol. 5
Publication Date:
19830631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 half-tones 1 table 1 map 1 plan
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.45x5.49x.48 in. .58 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Asia
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Contemporary 1945 to Present
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Japan

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