Family and Social Policy in Japan: Anthropological Approaches (Contemporary Japanese Society)

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Social policies reflect important ideas about the relationship between the state and the individual. This book examines this relationship in a number of unexplored areas in Japanese society, including policies relating to fertility, perinatal care, child care, sexuality and elder care. It concludes that a major transformation occurred during the 1990s as a result of Japan's changing economy, demography and civil society. The volume challenges many Western preconceptions about Japanese society.

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Social policies reflect and construct important ideas in societies about the relationship between the state and the individual. This book examines this relationship in a number of hitherto unexplored areas in Jaspanese society including policies relating to fertility, peri-natal care, child care, sexuality and the care for the aged. The conclusion is that a major transformation has taken place in all these areas over the 1990s as a result of Japan's changing economy, dmeography and the development of civil society. The book challenges many western preconceptions about Japanese society.

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Roger Goodman is lecturer in the social anthropology of Japan at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. His publications include Children of the Japanese State: The Changing Role of Child Protection Institutions in Contemporary Japan (2000) and The East Asian Welfare Model: Welfare Orientalism and the State (1998).

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