Details2013, ISBN 9784788513242, Shinyōsha, Tokyo, 380 p.
Beyond a Standardized Life Course
Biographical Choices about Work, Family and Housing in Japan and Germany
This volume compares Japan and Germany from the perspective of life-course research. Divided into the three interrelated sections work, family and housing, the chapters explore the effects socio-economic issues such as population aging and the ongoing restructuring of the labor market have on individual choices. Throughout the book, particular attention is paid to issues arising from gender and age differences. The analysis of media representations of the changing life-course is another distinguishing feature of the book.
'Diversification of Individual Lives' and Life Courses: Institutionalization, Standardization, Individualization in Japan
Employment Reforms and Career: Diversification of Work and the Workers' Conflicts over 'Individual Lives' in Japan
Working without Being Employed: Life Courses and Signs of ‘New Way of Work’ In Japan
Men's and Women's Life Courses in Salaryman Manga: Analysis of Shima Kosaku and Salaryman Kintaro
Flexibilization in The German Labor Market: Towards a Self-Directed Working Life in Germany's Media Industry?
Biographical Choices of Unmarried Employed Women: ‘Normal Deviance’ in the Japanese Context
De-standardization of Life Courses and Representations of Singlehood in the TV Dramas Around 40 and Konkatasu
Place without a Wife: Time and Space of 'Boku' in Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Children as Risk? The Changing Meaning of Childrearing for Japanese Male Employees' Life
The Discovery of the 'New Fathers': The Ambivalence of Active Fatherhood in Germany
Young People’s Life Courses and Housing Policy in Japan
Life Courses, Housing and Elderly Women in Japan: Why do They Choose Communal Living?
The Post-war Development of Women's Life Patterns and Housing in Germany
Ikigai [purpose in life] and Changing Life Courses in Japan