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A short course of lectures
«Capturing contemporary Japan: differentiation and uncertainty»

Choosing Ash ScatteringShelf Lives and the Labors of Loss. Food, Livelihoods, and Japan's Convenience StoresTending the Family DeadElementary EducationLife Courses: education, Marriage, and agingInternationalization and Foreign Language EducationMen Disabled and LovedLife as an Irregular EmployeeRural to UrbanConsumption and emerging new ServicesUpdateNotes for InstructorsExploring Feminized Texts and SpacesEducation after the “Lost Decade(s)”. Stability or Stagnation?Patterns of Interaction: Staff Members and MothersLiving Out of the TrashThe Erosion of “Husband at Work, Wife at Home”Parenting, Cultural Capital, and Human Capital: Reproduction of Social Class in the Next GenerationWork Conditions and experiencesThe Meanings of Grandchildren to Elderly Japanese TodayMarriage and Employment MarketsValue Conflicts and ReligionFieldworkGlossaryLiving Alone in Late AdulthoodFamily Change in the Latter Half of the Twentieth CenturyGrandchildren as Sources of assistance in Old ageToward differentiation and uncertaintyLightweight Cars and women Drivers. The De/construction of gender metaphors in recessionary JapanWorking women of the Bubble GenerationThirty-Something: Departing from ConventionBarrier-Free Brothels. Sex Volunteers, prostitutes, and people with DisabilitiesI Change over timeAn After-Shelf LifeEmotional BondsThe Real Pain of LossJunior High EducationYu¯ji: A Light-Hearted OptimistPrefaceAtsuko: Determining One's Life Path (Shinro)II Work Conditions and experiencesWork and Lives of Three Bubble Generation WomenHigh School: The Great DivideGrandchildren as Reminders of a Generation GapWhite HandsGender and Organic FarmingRecreating Connections nonprofit organizations' attempts to Foster networking among mothers of preschoolersDivination EntertainmentConsumer Groups: Links between Producers and ConsumersThe Divination arts in Girl CultureK-Cars as Metaphor of Gender and Driving StylesMen Forced from the FamilyEffects of the 3/11 DisasterWomen of the Bubble GenerationNote on conventionsPlay Centers and Issues of ConcernInequality and the “Disparity Society”ProstitutionOpportunities for Learning and ExplorationResistance and IdentityBarrier-Free BrothelsMaking an ant's Forehead of DifferenceUpward MobilityNeoliberal SexualitiesInteraction across Generations: Long-term Relationships versus Sporadic encountersSexual Rights for People with DisabilitiesIII Exploring new roles and identitiesSex VolunteersGender Schema and Driving Metaphors in Recessionary JapanK-CarsDealing with the Local Farming CommunityThe Development of Drop-in Play CentersThe Role of Staff MembersConflict between Marriage and Employment MarketsConvenience Stores, Shelf Life, and the Logistics behind LossHistory and Life CoursePlaying with Divinatory GenresFrom Breadwinner to CommunicatorStability or Stagnation?Value Conflicts over ChildrenPerceptions of Single Women in JapanFamily Life at the FujiisPast and Present: Residual and Emergent ResistanceBeing a Man in a straitened Japan. The View from twenty years LaterThe aging of the Japanese Family meanings of grandchildren in old ageChallenges at WorkIV Making Social tiesAmi: Caught in the Middle, in Search of a Desirable Job (Yaritai Koto)A Path for Challenging the Status Quo— with Compromises and ContradictionsNotes on Research MethodsThe JOAA and Japanese AgricultureDriving in DragYumiko: The Clerical Track for LifeDriving in Inner and Outer SpacesLoss and AffectWork and Life in Challenging timesThe Girl, the Smiling Guy, and the CarLate Twenties to Early Thirties:The story of a seventy-Three-year-Old woman Living alone. Her thoughts on Death ritesSingle women in Marriage and employment Markets in JapanReinvented Historical DivinationChild Rearing, Shrinking Networks of Support, and AnxietyLoss Battles and Hidden CostsV Persisting patterns and ContinuitiesFight! Takeda Mayumi's StoryMaya: At the Lower End of Professional WorkThe Maintenance of Drop-inDrop-In Play Centers: The Physical SettingsFamily and Grandchildren in the First Half of the Twentieth CenturyMen and RetirementNetworks of Peer SupportKonbinization and the Wider World of WasteA Vignette: The Evening ShiftFacing the Nitty-Gritty of Organic FarmingSeiko: The EEOL's Poster ChildAfter Forty: “We Don't Need Men, but We Do Need Work”The Politics of Sexual Relations
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