|Series title:||Routledge Contemporary Japan Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $145.00|
| Book Description: |
The corporate salaryman and professional housewife stand as hegemonic archetypes of masculinity and femininity in Japan. However, these rigid gender roles are being challenged by women who are seeking to move beyond the strictly defined confines of their traditional roles as caregivers and homemakers.
Through interviews with a range of Japanese women, this book explores how women's gender roles are both reified and undermined in Japan today, and uncovers the prevalent themes,...