Contemporary Japan : Mind the Gap: Stratification and Social Inequalities in Japan
Entitled “Mind the Gap: Stratification and Social Inequalities in Japan”, the inaugural issue of Contemporary Japan (Vol. 22, No. 1/2) focuses on one of the most urging challenges Japan is facing today: growing social disparities and the emergence of a self-perception as a society of widening gaps (kakusa shakai) which has largely replaced the previous self-labeling as all-middle class society. The articles included in the inaugural issue of CJ address topics such as the contemporary Japanese social stratification system, the lay-off of temporary workers under the global recession, social cleavages in Japanese politics, discourses on disability and social stratification, buraku inequality, the representation of social inequalities in contemporary film, and the discourse on Miura Atsushi’s karyū shakai.
Holthus, Barbara / Iwata-Weickgenannt, Kristina
Stability and increasing fluidity in the contemporary Japanese social stratification...
When dismissal becomes a business transaction: Analysis of the processes...
Divided society model and social cleavages in Japanese politics: No alignment...
Eine andere Form der Ungleichheit: Behinderung und soziale Stratifikation...
Zachmann, Urs Matthias
Understanding buraku inequality: Improvements and challenges
From the traditions of J-horror to the representation of kakusa shakai...
Gender and class in Miura Atsushi’s karyū shakai [low-stream society]:...
Collaboration between Local and Non-Local Actors in the Echigo-Tsumari...
Constructing difference in Japan: Literary counter-images of the Okinawa-boom
The personal is political in Kinuta o utsu onna [The cloth fuller]: A ‘little...