1st Edition

City Life in Japan A Study of a Tokyo Ward

By Ron P. Dore Copyright 1958
    482 Pages
    by Routledge

    484 Pages
    by Routledge

    Incorporating a new expanded introduction. The continuing relevance of Ron Dore's classic study of Japanese urban life and social structures is widely accepted by urban sociologists and other social scientists concerned with the study of modern Japan.

    SECTION I. INTRODUCTORY, 1. Aims and Limitations, 2. Shitayama–cho, SECTION II. LEVELS AND STANDARDS OF LIVING, 3. Some Sketches, 4. Houses and Apartment Blocks, 5. Family Income and Expenditure, 6. Health and Security, 7. Progress and Planning, SECTION III. THE FAMILY, 8. The Japanese Family System, 9. Household Composition in Shitayama–cho, 10. The ‘House’, 11. Husbands and Wives, SECTION IV. THE WIDER WORLD, 12. Getting on, 13. Political Attitudes, 14. Education, 15. Leisure, 16. Neighbours and Friends, 17. The Ward, SECTION V. RELIGION AND MORALITY, 18. Main Trends of Religious Development page, 19. The Local and the National Community, 20. Family Rites, 21. The Individual and the Kami, 22. Present–Day Religious Teachings, 23. Beliefs of ‘the Uncommitted’, 24. Society and the Individual, APPENDICES, Notes, Index


    Ron P. Dore