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JapanThe Precarious Future$
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Anne Allison

Print publication date: 1953

Print ISBN-13: 9781479889389

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.001.0001

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Precarity and Hope: Social Connectedness in Postcapitalist Japan

Precarity and Hope: Social Connectedness in Postcapitalist Japan

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(p.36) Chapter Two Precarity and Hope: Social Connectedness in Postcapitalist Japan
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Japan
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Anne Allison

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0003

In postwar Japan, durable attachments—to workplace and family—were the normative ideal. In post-Bubble Japan, the family-corporate system, along with its logics of time and security, has started to disintegrate leading to a form of (social) precarity quite unique to Japan/ese. Looking at lonely death as one symptom of this precarity, the essay also looks at news forms of social connection and belonging (beyond the workplace and heteronormative family) that are arising in post 3.11 Japan. How hope is calculated, in both the older and newer terms, is discussed and how to think about the hopeful possibility of a post-precarious Japan is raised at the end.

Keywords:   precarity, loneliness, family, hope, sociality, connectedness

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