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The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family

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As it follows a Japanese housewife named Mariko Tanaka over the course of a year, The Secrets of Mariko transcends reportage to yield the kind of human insights we expect from literature. Meet Mariko, a cheerful, overscheduled woman who cares for three children, two aging parents, and an unresponsive husband. As readers watch Mariko take part in PTA meetings, bicker with her teenagers, and pursue independence through her part-time job, they come to see Mariko as someone whose dreams and disappointments mirror our own.

Synopsis:

With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they arealike.

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Synopsis:

An examination of contemporary Japanese society as seen through a year in the life of a middle-class woman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307765888
Subtitle:
A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Elisabeth Bumiller
Author:
Bumiller, Elisabeth
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
History : Asia - Japan
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Japan Social conditions 1945-
Subject:
Middle class families -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Case studies.
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women - Japan - Tokyo
Subject:
Asia-Japan Contemporary 1945 to Present
Subject:
World History-Japan
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19961029
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
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Product details 368 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307765888 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they arealike.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , An examination of contemporary Japanese society as seen through a year in the life of a middle-class woman.
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