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Gender and Career in Japan
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In Japanese society, gender has long been a major determinant of individuals' work-career and life trajectory. Due to the complexity of this social phenomenon, Gender and Career in Japan probes the nature and ramifications of changing gender norms in Japan from a multidisciplinary perspective incorporating sociology, social psychology, and economics. The book elucidates the mutual interrelationship between the macro and micro dimensions of society and the individual, and it challenges the unfairness inherent in the association between career and gender. The specificity and universality of Japan's situation is further highlighted by comparison with its near neighbor, Korea.
Leonie Stickland is a PhD, has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (Hons), holds a GradDipEd (Secondary Teaching), and a Diploma of Interpreting. She is a lecturer in Japanese at Murdoch University. Her research areas include gender, sexuality, and ageing in the East Asian context.
SUZUKI Atsuko is Professor in the Faculty of Literature, Keio University. Her fields of specialization are education and social psychology. She began teaching in the Faculty of Literature, Tohoku University, in 1997 and has been Professor at the same university since 1999. Her research interests include career formation consciousness, life courses, gender-role attitudes and work consciousness.
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