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Reworking Japan: Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism

Nana Okura Gagné


This book examines how the past several decades of neoliberal economic restructuring and reforms in Japan have reshaped the nation's corporate ideologies, gender ideologies, and subjectivities of individual employees. With Japan's remarkable economic growth since the 1950s, the lifestyles and life courses of “salarymen” came to embody the “New Middle Class” family ideal. As this book demonstrates, however, the nearly three decades of economic stagnation since the bursting of the economic bubble in the early 1990s has tarnished this positive image of salarymen. In a sweeping appraisal of recent ... More

Keywords: Japan, economic restructuring, economic reforms, economic growth, salarymen, economic stagnation, neoliberalism, neoliberal reforms, Japanese men

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501753039
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753039.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nana Okura Gagné, author
The Chinese University of Hong Kong