Community Volunteers in Japan: Everyday stories of social change - Japan Anthropology Workshop Series (Paperback)
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Community Volunteers in Japan: Everyday stories of social change - Japan Anthropology Workshop Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 198 Pages
Published: 14/08/2009
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Volunteering is a recent and highly visible phenomenon in Japan, adopted as a meaningful social activity by millions of Japanese and covered widely in the Japanese media. This book, based on extensive original research, tells the stories of community volunteers who make social change through their everyday acts. It discusses their experiences in children's activities, the parent-teachers association, juvenile delinquency prevention campaigns, and care of the elderly. It explores their conflicts and their motivations, and argues that personal decisions to volunteer and acts of volunteering, besides being personal choices, are productive of larger discussions of the needs and directions of Japanese society.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415546065
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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'Community Volunteers in Japan is an interesting study that raises important questions about life in contemporary societies. It deserves a thoughtful reading by those wishing to better understand Japan.' - Asian Anthropology

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