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Crafting selves: power, gender, and discourses of identity in a Japanese workplace

Author: Kondo, Dorinne K. Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1990.Language: EnglishDescription: 346 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0226450449Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HD6054 .K66 1990
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Crafting Selves Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace Contents Acknowledgments Note on Romanization PART ONE: SETTINGS ix xiii 1 The Eye/I The "Setting" Trope How the Problem Emerged Japanese Selves and Their Challenge to the "Whole Subject" Displacing the Binary: Anthropological Studies of The Self Industries, Communities, Identities The Industrial Context, Firm Size, and Identity Shitamachi and Yamanote Disciplined Selves The Ethics Retreat A Day at the Center Special Events Theories of Selfhood: The Dialectic of Form and Feeling Japanese Selves and the Ethics Doctrines 3 7 9 26 33 49 49 57 76 78 83 95 104 110 2 3 PART TWO: FAMILY AS COMPANY, COMPANY AS FAMILY 4 Circles of Attachment Households: le as Obligation Circles of Attachment: Uchi as Feeling Adding the Family Flavor Merchants and Artisans: The Familial Embrace The Sato Company: Company as Family? 119 121 141 161 162 175 5 So Does It Work? Yoso: The Company Networks' 6 Company as Family? Uchi no Kaisha: Contested Meanings Resistance? 182 191 199 202 218 PART THREE: GENDER AND WORK IDENTITIES 7 The Aesthetics and Politics of Artisanal Identities Meaning, Power, and Work Identities Artisanal Idioms of Work: A collective Story Work and the Material World Hierarchy, Exclusion, and an Idiom under Siege The Aesthetics and Politics of Identity Ucbi, Gender, and Part-Time Work Stories of Work The Discursive Field Work and Its Meanings Commitment to Uchi: Company or Family? Gendered Identities and the Workings of Power 229 230 234 241 247 255 258 260 264 277 285 293 8 9 The Stakes Notes References Index 300 309 329 341

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