Perspectives on Work, Employment and Society in Japan

Hardcover | December 12, 2006

EditorPeter Matanle

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This book presents diverse perspectives on how work and employment are developing in a rapidly changing, contemporary Japan. Using macro- and micro-level data, the authors show both how the Japanese employment system is evolving as well as how the meanings that individual Japanese attach to their work and employment are developing. It is useful to anyone with an interest in work and employment in Japan, from scholars and specialists in HRM and management, to economists, sociologists, and anthropologists.

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This book presents diverse perspectives on how work and employment are developing in a rapidly changing, contemporary Japan. Using macro- and micro-level data, the authors show both how the Japanese employment system is evolving as well as how the meanings that individual Japanese attach to their work and employment are developing. It ...

PETER MATANLE is Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield's School of East Asian Studies, UK. From 2004 to 2006 he was a Visiting Research Scholar at Niigata University, Japan. He is the author of Japanese Capitalism and Modernity in a Global Era: Re-fabricating Lifetime Employment Relations (RoutledegCurzon 2003) a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.74 × 5.7 × 0.84 inPublished:December 12, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230002005

ISBN - 13:9780230002005

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Introduction: Work, Employment and Society in Contemporary Japan--P.Matanle & W.Lunsing * Changes in the Japanese Employment System: Facts and Speculations--F.Waldenberger * From 'Post-war' to 'Post-bubble': Contemporary Issues for Japanese Working Women--H.Macnaughtan * Beyond Lifetime Employment: Re-fabricating Japan's Employment Culture--P.Matanle * Changes and Rigidities in Japanese Pay Practices: Wages, Bonuses and Company Pensions--H.Conrad & V.Heindorf * New Times for the Salaryman: Exploring Middle Managers' Working Lives--L.McCann, J.Hassard & J.Morris * Japanese Engineers Abroad: Challenge and Opportunity in Globalisation--K.McCormick * 'Freeters': Young Atypical Workers in Japan--Y.Honda * Quitting Companies: Individual Responses to Changing Employment Patterns in Early 2000s Japan--W.Lunsing * Is It Worth Doing?: Highly Educated Housewives' Attitudes towards Work--A.Sasagawa * The Feminization of Ethnic Labour and Transnational Class Subjection: Preliminary Thoughts on Filipino Entertainers--N.Suzuki * Defining Second Career: Volunteering among Seniors in Japan--T.Leng Leng