Over the last thirty years, while Japan has produced a various set of minor cultures that have had an incredible effect on pop culture around the globe, it has additionally built a succession of adlescent difficulties that have ended in significant issues in the kingdom itself. Drawing on certain empirical fieldwork, the authors of this quantity set those concerns in a truly articulated ‘social constructionist’ framework, and placed forth a sociology of eastern formative years difficulties which argues that there's a yes predictability in regards to the approach within which those difficulties are found, outlined and dealt with.
The chapters comprise case experiences masking concerns such as:
• Returnee little ones (kikokushijo)
• Compensated courting (enjo kōsai)
• Corporal punishment (taibatsu)
• Bullying (ijime)
• baby abuse (jidō gyakutai)
• The withdrawn adolescence (hikikomori) and
• NEETs (not in schooling, employment or training)
By studying those numerous social difficulties jointly, A Sociology of jap formative years explains why specific adolescence difficulties seemed once they did and what classes they could supply for the examine of teenybopper difficulties in different societies.
This publication should be of big curiosity to scholars and students of eastern society and tradition, the sociology of Japan, jap anthropology and the comparative sociology of juvenile studies.
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