Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce

By Beverley Bishop

© 2004 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

Globalisation and Women in the Japanese Workforce contributes to the debate about the impact of globalisation upon women. It examines the effect of restructuring upon women's employment in Japan and describes the actions women are taking individually and collectively to campaign for change in their working environment and the laws and practices regulating it.


'Bishop has produced a valuable study on the impact of globalization for Japanese working women, which not only contributes broadly to globalization and gender debates but also provides detailed information on the continuing restructuring of women's employment in Japan … an important and valuable research contribution.' - Asian Affairs

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations Glossary of Japanese Terms List of Figures Introduction 1. Aims, Methodology and Structure of Book Part 1 Analytical Framework 2. A Critical Analysis of Globalization 3. Gender and Globalization: A Critical Review Part 2 Background to the Analysis 4. The Japanese Model of Capitalism and the Globalization

of Japanese Production 5. Women Workers in the Post-War Model of Capitalism in Japan: Continuity and Change Part 3 The Impact of Globalization and Restructuring on Women Working in Japan 6. Re-Regulation, Restructuring and Women in the Regular Workforce 7. Deregulation, Restructuring and Women Working in Non-Regular Positions 8. Globalization and Women's Activism in Japan Conclusion 9. Conclusions and Discussion Bibliography Appendix A: Details of 1996/7 Pilot Survey Appendix B: Working Women Respondents Appendix C: Elite Interviews

About the Author

Beverley Bishop is a Senior Research Officer at the Department of Education and Skills. In 2003 she was awarded a PhD at Sheffield University for research on the impact of globalisation.

About the Series

Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies