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Dilemmas of Adulthood: Japanese Women and the Nuances of Long-Term Resistance

Nancy Rosenberger


This book investigates the nature of long-term resistance in a longitudinal study of more than fifty Japanese women over two decades. Between 25 and 35 years of age when first interviewed in 1993, the women represent a generation straddling the stable roles of post-war modernity and the risky but exciting possibilities of late modernity. By exploring the challenges they pose to cultural codes, the book builds a conceptual framework of long-term resistance that undergirds the struggles and successes of modern Japanese women. It establishes long-term resistance as a vital type of social change i ... More

Keywords: womanhood, Japanese women, modernity, social change, long-term resistance, self-actualization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836962
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836962.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Rosenberger, author
Oregon State University