Shop by Areas »
Shop by Category »
5.75 x 8.5 (Hardcover)
5.5 x 8.25 (Paperback)
Many In Stock
Condemned by economic forces and the prejudices of others to remain forever in the underclass, the homeless and day laborers in present-day affluent Japan struggle to survive in its cities. Japan's Underclass provides a poignant portrait of the conditions endured by these people. Whether they can find work at all, and the nature of any available work, determines their fate. The book examines men who die on the streets, the efforts of volunteers, officialdom's lack of understanding, and of passers-by pointing at these individuals to show their children where failure will lead. Japan's Underclass shows how it is not personal failure, but a variety of economic and life circumstances that has propelled these people into the underclass.
About Editors and Authors
AOKI Hideo is a Japanese sociologist who directs the Institute of Social Theory and Dynamics based in Hiroshima. His research centers on critical sociology. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kanazawa University, and received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Tsukuba in 2000. His research focuses upon the underclass, buraku communities, homeless workers and foreign workers.
We ship worldwide by TaQ-Bin (Airmail). It normally takes around 7–10 days to reach the country of destination, depending on the local post service.
You will receive a tracking number when the order is fulfilled.
For a fair and transparent shipping price, the shipping costs are calculated based on:
1. Your shipping address
2. Weight of the books ordered
Because we need an address to calculate shipping costs, you can only see the shipping cost after you have added a shipping address to your order during the checkout.
We understand that shipping costs might seem like extra baggage. Therefore, we are offering a 50% discount on shipping! This is automatically calculated and deducted when you add a shipping address to your order at the time of check out.
After discount, the average shipping cost hover around US$ 15 for delivering 1 book and US$ 20 for 2 books.
For faster delivery, please contact us at email@example.com. We can quote shipping fees for Express Mail Service, FedEx, DHL etc.