A Sociology of Work in Japan

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Mai 2005



A comprehensive, introductory overview of the 'world of work' in Japan.


List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Note on transliteration, romanization and translation; List of abbreviations; Part I. A Context for Studying Work: 1. The Japanese at work; 2. Toward a sociology of work in postwar Japan; 3. Competing models for understanding work in Japan; Part II. The Commitment to Being at Work: 4. Hours of work, labor-force participation and the work ethic; Part III. Processing Labor Through Japan's Labor Markets: 5. Change and challenge in the labor market; 6. Segmentation of the labor market; Part IV. The Broader Social Policy Context for Understanding Choice at Work in Japan: 7. From labor policy to social policy: a framework for understanding labor process in Japan at the national level 8. Social security and safety nets; Part V. The Power Relations Shaping the Organization of Work in Japan: 9. The state of the union movement in Japan; 10. Management organizations and the interests of employers; Part VI. The Future: 11. The future of work in Japan; References; Author index; General index.


Ross Mouer is Professor of Japanese Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. His publications include Images of Japanese Society: A Study in the Construction of Social Reality (1986 with Yoshio Sugimoto). Kawanishi Hirosuke is Professor of Sociology at Waseda University, Tokyo. He is the author and editor of many books including Enterprise Unionism in Japan (1991) and The Human Face of Industrial Conflict in Post-war Japan (1999).


"Rebick's analysis is masterfully institutional and his analysis is based on the most meticulous nalysis of primary and secondary labor data possible given the limits of data acces." - Mary C. Brinton, Harvard University
EAN: 9780521658454
ISBN: 0521658454
Untertitel: 'Contemporary Japanese Society'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 303 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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