Japan's New Middle Class; The Salary Man and His Family in a Tokyo Suburb

Japan s New Middle Class The Salary Man and His Family in a Tokyo Suburb None

  • Title: Japan's New Middle Class; The Salary Man and His Family in a Tokyo Suburb
  • Author: Ezra F. Vogel
  • ISBN: 9780520020924
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
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    2 thoughts on “Japan's New Middle Class; The Salary Man and His Family in a Tokyo Suburb

    1. He was born to a Jewish family in 1930 in Delaware, Ohio He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1950 and received his Ph.D from the Department of Social Relations in 1958 from Harvard While attending Ohio Wesleyan, Vogel was a member of the Beta Sigma Tau fraternity that later merged with the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity 1 He then went to Japan for two years to study the Japanese language and conduct research interviews with middle class families.

    2. probably there isn't any huge contradiction between rating a book a "4" and not feeling particularly inclined to recommend it to the casual reader. this is an academic treatise. thus, it is full of extremely dry statistics such as "72% of the households have a color TV" and "the average commute is 114 minutes long." Vogel separates a Tokyo bedroom community into "the salarymen" "the independent professionals" "workers and merchants" and then interviews in-depth the families to discover such surp [...]

    3. Just re-read this book. Upon first reading I found it so dry and general, and now I find it to be an incredible snapshot of the rising middle class in the early 1960s. I'm still curious about how Vogel feels comfortable making some of his generalized statements, but I'm very happy to have it as a kind of quasi-primary source.

    4. This is a classic, and I was quite amused and amazed at how closely he observed Japanese families in the 1960s. It does give a feeling of "documenting" and objectifying, but it's a fun read actually.

    5. i doubt i'll ever have the patience to observe such boring stuff boring but important Kudos to anthropologists.

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