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Author Brinton, Mary C

Title Lost in transition : youth, work, and instability in postindustrial Japan / Mary C. Brinton

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  HD6276.J3 B75 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HD6276.J3 B75 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HD6276 J3 B75 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HD6276.J3 B75 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The lost generation -- The historical roots of Japanese school-work institutions -- The importance of Ba, the erosion of Ba -- Unraveling school-employer relationships -- Networks of advantage and disadvantage for new graduates -- Narratives of the new mobility -- The future of the lost generation
Note "Lost in Transition tells the story of the 'lost generation' that came of age in Japan's deep economic recession in the 1990s. The book argues that Japan is in the midst of profound changes that have had an especially strong impact on the young generation. The country's renowned 'permanent employment system' has unraveled for young workers, only to be replaced by temporary and insecure forms of employment. The much-admired system of moving young people smoothly from school to work has frayed. The book argues that these changes in the very fabric of Japanese postwar institutions have loosened young people's attachment to school as the launching pad into the world of work and loosened their attachment to the workplace as a source of identity and security. The implications for the future of Japanese society - and the fault lines within it - loom large"-- Provided by publisher
"Lost in Transition tells the story of the 'lost generation' that came of age in Japan's deep economic recession in the 1990s. The book argues that Japan is in the midst of profound changes that have had an especially strong impact on the young generation. The country's renowned 'permanent employment system' has unraveled for young workers, only to be replaced by temporary and insecure forms of employment. The much-admired system of moving young people smoothly from school to work has frayed. The book argues that these changes in the very fabric of Japanese postwar institutions have loosened young people's attachment to school as the launching pad into the world of work and have loosened their attachment to the workplace as a source of identity and security. The implications for the future of Japanese society - and the fault lines within it - loom large"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Youth -- Employment -- Japan
ISBN 9780521199148 (hardback : perm paper)
052119914X (hardback : perm paper)
9780521126007 (paperback : perm paper)
0521126002 (paperback : perm paper)