By Fumie Kumagai

This booklet presents insightful sociological analyses of jap demography and households, being attentive not just to nationwide typical info, but in addition to local diversifications and neighborhood point analyses. In examining jap relatives concerns equivalent to demographic adjustments, courtship and marriage, overseas marriage, divorce, late-life divorce, and the aged dwelling on my own, this ebook emphasizes the importance of 2 theoretical frameworks: the twin constitution and local adaptations of the group community in Japan.

By emphasizing the huge cultural range from one quarter to a different, this e-book represents a paradigm shift from former experiences of jap households, which relied totally on nationwide regular info. the strategy of research followed within the examine is qualitative, with a ancient standpoint. The publication is therefore a call for participation to extra in-depth, qualitative discussion within the box of relatives sociology in Japan.

This booklet can be of serious curiosity not just to Asian students, but additionally to different experts in comparative family members reports round the world.

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